Millbrook comes crashing down

The Broughton and Millbrook basketball game has always been a blood bath. On Friday January the 30th, the Millbrook Wildcats played your Broughton Capitals. When Broughton won the game 76-62 it propelled them to second in the Cap 8, only behind Millbrook. This solidified their dominance in the Cap 8 conference and gave the team confidence for the upcoming conference playoffs. Needless to say, this was another chapter in the heated rivalry.

Broughton students decided to have a white out and the Millbrook fans attempted to have a black out, causing a classic archetype to come into play: light conquering the darkness. Having the lead going into half- time, the Caps never looked back.

In the first and second quarter the Caps had the game under control. They were giving the Wildcats a heaping of fundamentals and showing them what a Broughton basketball team can do.

In the second half Roy MacMillan threw down a thunderous dunk over two Millbrook defenders. This sparked the Broughton fans, leaving them in a frenzy.

In the Third quarter the Wildcats rallied and came within three points of catching up after Campbell commit, Chris Clemmons, shot the lights out of Holliday Gym. However, he was still behind our very own Boston College commit, Jerome Robinson, and the Caps pulled away, coasting to an easy victory

This game was one of the most exciting home games in Broughton history and Senior Will Minton was excited to just be a part of it.

“Having all of the fans cheering for us made it a memorable night. Getting the win just capped off a great coming home week. I am just blessed to be a part of such a storied program,” Minton said.

Minton’s comments really urge the Broughton fan base to come out a support our team. Junior Joseph Winstead really felt that as a student body we should support our student athletes.

“After hearing Will’s comments it really encourages me to get more people to go to the games. I think that a strong fan base makes the team play better. If they have a strong fan base that is upset when they lose then they will work harder to not disappoint,” Winstead said.