Brookville stays undefeated with win over ’Hawks


By Dale Barger - For The Daily Advocate



D.J. Howell led Mississinawa Valley with 10 points in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.

D.J. Howell led Mississinawa Valley with 10 points in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Alex Scholl takes a shot for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Blake Scholl totaled 9 points for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Josh Fett tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Mississinawa Valley’s Max Dirmeyer goes in for a layup in a loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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The Mississinawa Valley cheerleaders pose for a picture during the Blackhawks loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Trent Collins goes in for a layup for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Will Hall tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.


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Mississinawa Valley’s Xavier Manning shoots over the Brookville defense on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. The Blue Devils won the game, 58-31.


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PITSBURG – Mississinawa Valley couldn’t keep pace with Brookville on the first night of the 56th annual Jet Holiday Tournament dropping a 58-31 decision to the Blue Devils.

Brookville jumped out to a quick 7-2 advantage, but Mississinawa was able to shave a point off that lead trailing 13-9 with just under a minute to play in the first quarter. The Devils closed the quarter strong on two straight buckets to go back up 17-9.

The offense for the Blackhawks was just never able to get on track. The ‘Hawks scored 8 points in the second quarter while yielding 14 to Brookville, who then took a 31-17 halftime lead.

Brookville is a talented team with a mix of size and athleticism and executed its stuff well in the half-court. The Devils slowed a bit offensively in the third quarter scoring just 11 points with 8 of those coming from 6-foot-3 senior Jacob Gudorf, who would lead all scorers on the night with 21.

Mississinawa wasn’t able to take advantage of the low scoring period from Brookville and only scored 6 points with 4 of them coming from Blake Scholl.

The Blue Devils cruised in the final stanza putting up 16 points and got a thunderous two-handed highlight reel dunk from junior Manny Willis to get the crowd roaring.

They would go on to claim the win and advance to the championship game Saturday where they will face Franklin Monroe, a 60-54 winner over Arcanum.

Brookville was led in scoring by Gudorf with 21 points, Weston Turner had 12 and Willis added 11. Brookville remains undefeated at 8-0 on the year with the win.

Mississinawa Valley was led by DJ Howell with 10 pints and Blake Scholl dropped 9 as the ‘Hawks fall to 3-4 on the year and will play Arcanum in the consolation game.

D.J. Howell led Mississinawa Valley with 10 points in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_DJ_Howell-1.jpgD.J. Howell led Mississinawa Valley with 10 points in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Alex Scholl takes a shot for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Alex_Scholl-1.jpgAlex Scholl takes a shot for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Blake Scholl totaled 9 points for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Blake_Scholl-2.jpgBlake Scholl totaled 9 points for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Josh Fett tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Josh_Fett-1.jpgJosh Fett tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Mississinawa Valley’s Max Dirmeyer goes in for a layup in a loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Max_Dirmeyer-4.jpgMississinawa Valley’s Max Dirmeyer goes in for a layup in a loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

The Mississinawa Valley cheerleaders pose for a picture during the Blackhawks loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_MV_Cheerleaders-1.jpgThe Mississinawa Valley cheerleaders pose for a picture during the Blackhawks loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Trent Collins goes in for a layup for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Trent_Collins-2.jpgTrent Collins goes in for a layup for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Will Hall tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Will_Hall-2.jpgWill Hall tries to score for Mississinawa Valley in its loss to Brookville on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

Mississinawa Valley’s Xavier Manning shoots over the Brookville defense on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. The Blue Devils won the game, 58-31.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/12/web1_Xavier_Manning.jpgMississinawa Valley’s Xavier Manning shoots over the Brookville defense on Friday night in the first round of the Jet Holiday Tournament. The Blue Devils won the game, 58-31. Dale Barger | For The Daily Advocate

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