Millbrook welcomes top-ranked Heritage to town in search of its third consecutive win. The Wildcats will be attempting to avenge a November 16th loss to the Huskies.
Location: Millbrook HS
Time: 6:30 PM (Junior Varsity at 5:00 PM, Freshman at 3:30 PM)
Student Section Theme: Patriotic
Head-to-Head: Thursday night marks the 19th lifetime meeting between the two schools. Millbrook started the series by winning its first ten games, but the Huskies have come on strong with wins in five of the last eight meetings. The Wildcats held a 13-point advantage at the half last month, but Heritage strung together a 50-point second half to sneak past Millbrook with a 69-65 victory. Phillip Burwell led the Wildcats with 17-points, Jarren McAllister added 19 for Heritage.
Millbrook's last win over Heritage a thrilling 57-54 win to clinch its second straight Cap-8 Conference Tournament Championship over the Huskies. Collin Lewis was one of two Millbrook players to score in double figures as his 15 points helped guide the Wildcats to the win over the then-undefeated Heritage.
Last Time Out: Adrian Scarborough became the second Wildcat to ever record a double-double in the Millbrook Winter Showcase. Scarborough dropped in a career-high 16 points, and corralled 12 rebounds as the Wildcats never trailed in the final three quarters as they ran away with a 71-54 victory. Jabari Brown lead Millbrook in scoring with 17 points in only 17 minutes of action.
Heritage pulled away from Holly Springs in the second half on Tuesday night to move to 4-0 on the season. The Golden Hawks led by five after a quarter, and four at the half, only to see the Huskies mount a second half run that would propel them to a 76-59 win. Jayden Gardner scored 27 points (11 rebounds) and McAllister tallied 19.
Behind The Numbers: Heritage won its last meeting in the Wildcat Gymnasium, but it did not come without late game heroics from Millbrook. Down by as much as 17, the Wildcats stormed back to force overtime, ultimately losing 69-60. The prior home meeting saw Millbrook erase a 16-point second half deficit to win in the final two minutes of regulation. Jordan Whitfield scored 23 points, and John Burwell registered 18 in the conference championship-clinching win.
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