Broadmoor rallies past Griffins late

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown’s Terrence Cusheberry drives to the basket ahead of Broadmoor’s Joshua Fealing in the fourth quarter of the Buccaneers’ 33-30 victory Wednesday night.

GEISMAR – Broadmoor used a 9-0 run in the middle of the second half to take the lead and held on for a 33-30 victory over Dutchtown Tuesday night at DTHS’ gym.

Dutchtown led by as many as 10 on two occasions but couldn’t hold on.

The Griffins (5-6) were led by Scott Burgess with 14 points. Terrence Cushenberry added seven and Devon Ester provided six.

Darieus Ventress led Broadmoor with a game-high 16 points, while Cullen Barnes added seven and Colby Barnes and Joshua Fealing each had four.

Cullen Barnes’s 3-pointer from the left corner put Broadmoor ahead 25-24 for the first time since the opening free throws with 5:40 to play. Cushenberry’s dish to Burgess inside briefly put the Griffins back ahead before Ventress’ putback gave Broadmoor the lead for good.

Barnes’ dish to Reggie Williams inside followed before Cushenberry spun in transition. After Ventress’ free throws, Jordon Biagas fed Burgess inside for a pump fake off an inbounds pass with 9.7 seconds remaining but Barnes added two free throws and Burgess’ 3-point attempt from the left wing was well short as time expired

Biagas’ dish to Cushenberry inside kickstarted an 11-0 Dutchtown run in the first quarter capped by Burgess’ dish to Cushenberry off a steal for an and one. Burgess also fed Ester in transition and pump faked before Ester’s drive.

Ventress’ jumper from the free throw line ended the run before Barnes’ penetrating dish to him inside cut it to 13-6 going into the second quarter after Burgess’ drive.

Darron Turner fed Fealing inside off an inbounds pass to open scoring in the second frame before Ester’s drive and Cushenberry’s dish to Dorian Williams for a 3-pointer near the top of the key. Barnes’ layup off a steal cut it to 18-10 at halftime as only nine total points were scored in the stanza.

Burgess’ pull up baseline jumper opened the second half before Fealing and Colby Barnes’ putbacks. Ventress’ hop started Broadmoor’s run which was followed by Fealing’s post up and jumpers from Ventress.

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Dutchtown's John Williams gathers a rebound.