Receiving a balanced scoring effort, Brunswick School’s basketball team improved its record to 4-1 with a 50-46 win over Rye Country Day School in an FAA game held Tuesday afternoon in Rye, N.Y.
The Bruins, who have won two straight games, held a 31-25 halftime lead, then after Rye Country Day went ahead 34-33 and 37-35 early in the second half, regained their advantage and held on for the victory.
Wyatt Triestman scored 10 first-half points and made key baskets throughout for the Bruins, hitting the offensive backboard hard and aggressively driving to the basket. Junior center Jon Sigurdsson scored eight points during the first half and was a force throughout in the low post, while senior guard Tristan Joseph effectively ran the offense and ignited Brunswick in transition.
Sigurdsson scored Brunswick’s first four points of the game, his second basket the result of a dunk. Joseph’s layup and senior guard Charlie Johnson’s basket off the fast break gave the Bruins an 8-7 edge with 12:14 remaining in the first half. Sigurdsson’s putback capped an 8-0 Brunswick run, giving it a 10-7 lead.
The host Wildcats rallied to take an 18-14 lead, behind strong shooting from the perimeter. Brunswick then went on a 6-0 spurt, with Sigurdsson scoring off an offensive rebound, Triestman converting a layup and Joseph swishing a short baseline jumper, making it 20-18.
A 3-pointer put Rye Country Day on top, 21-20, but Brunswick regained the lead at 25-24 with 2:10 to go in the opening half on Triestman’s putback. Johnson grabbed an offensive rebound and scored, Triestman made a pair of foul shots and Joseph capped the first half with an emphatic dunk at the buzzer, giving the visitors a 31-25 halftime advantage.
Trailing 31-25, the Wildcats began the second half with six straight points to even the score at 31-31 with 13:38 left in the half. A 3-pointer at the 13:15 mark put the home team on top, 34-33.
The Bruins knotted the score at 37-37 with another impressive dunk by Joseph in transition with 12:22 left to play. A pair of free throws by Triestman and a layup off a steal by junior forward Sam Sealy extended Brunswick’s lead to 36-31.
Coached by Steve Juricek, Brunswick began the season with a 50-44 win against Taft School, then defeated King, 59-34. Following a loss to Millbrook School, the Bruins defeated Masters, 59-33, before Tuesday’s triumph against Rye Country Day.
Brunswick is right back in action today against Avon Old Farms School in a NEPSAC matchup scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.