Burwell, No. 1 Millbrook stay perfect with win over Cardinal Gibbons

 

 

No. 1 Millbrook stayed perfect on Tuesday night as the Wildcats dispatched of the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders on Tuesday night with a 75-58 win over their Cap-7 foe.

 

Senior guard Phillip Burwell turned in another outstanding performance, as the all-around star had 20 points, 7 assists and 6 steals to make an impact on both ends of the court.

 

As has been the case all year, the Wildcats found offense from a litany of sources.

 

Matthew McIntyre scored 13 points, Sam Hood had 12, and William Felton had 11 to back up Burwell's big night.

That balanced attack has served Millbrook well this season, and it's made possible by a high-paced style that maximizes the amount of possessions the team gets each game.

 

On Tuesday however, the Crusaders were successful, at least in the first half, at slowing Millbrook down and making them play in the half-court.

 

Even when dictating the pace, Gibbons still trailed 13-11 after the first quarter.

 

The Wildcats found their game in the second quarter, as McIntyre and Felton combined for 18 points in a second quarter that saw Millbrook build up a 36-21 lead at the halftime break.

 

Another theme for Millbrook during this winning streak has been an ability to shut down the opposing team's biggest threat. Trinity Academy's Isaiah Todd, Leesville Road's Carter Whitt, and Athens Drive's D.J. Robertson have all met their match in the Wildcats' team defense.

 

That held true on Tuesdays as well, as senior forward Mike Walsh was held to just two points in the first half.

 

The Wildcats built their lead out in the second half, as Gibbons was never able to draw closer than the final score.

 

Walsh came alive for the Crusaders in the second half, hitting eight free throws to bring his total for the game to 21, enough to lead all scorers.

 

Millbrook will put its perfect record on the line again at home against Sanderson on Friday, while Gibbons will square off with Broughton on Friday night.

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