Brawley Basketball continues march in CIF

Both teams wait in anticipation to see if the trajectory of the shot pays off.
Both teams wait in anticipation to see if the trajectory of the shot pays off. Photo by Gus Garcia

The Brawley High Wildcat basketball squad continued its quest in the CIF San Diego Section Division IV quarterfinal matchup against the 8th seeded San Diego High Cavers this past Saturday night in Brawley.


The Wildcats did not disappoint the hometown crowd, utilizing a big second half scoring display en route to a comfortable 57-39 victory.


The Wildcats started the night with a quick frenzy as a 9-2 run in the second quarter gave way to ten-point, 19-9 Wildcat lead.


The Cavers closed the distance with an 11-2 run of their own giving the Wildcats a one-point lead, 21-20, heading into the break.


In the third, the Cavers took the lead early, but the Wildcats gained control behind strong plays at the basket from Adalberto Lopez (15 points) and perimeter shooting from Kyle Kieldson (12 points).


The Wildcats dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavers, 18-6, on their way to a 57-39 victory.


“We cranked up the intensity in the second half and blew open a tough, and competitive, game,” said Brawley Head coach Jeffery Deyo of the quarterfinal.


Up next for the Wildcats will be a semi-final matchup against Vincent Memorial High who are coming off a 65-50 victory over Santana High. The Wildcats defeated Vincent Memorial in a memorable meeting earlier this year in Brawley and have defeated both Southwest and Calexico High, this year in non-league contests.


“Tuesday’s game against Vincent will be epic. The rematch is always tougher. We know each other so well,” said Deyo on the semi-final matchup.