Brunswick School picked up another FAA basketball win on Saturday, beating visiting Hopkins, 58-52. It was the second-straight conference win for the Bruins (4-7, 3-2), which defeated Rye Country Day on Thursday.
Brunswick took a 6-2 lead on a basket by Kevonne Wilder at the 12:32 mark of the first half. Brunswick’s lead grew to 22-15 on a fastbreak layup by Khari Wilson off a long pass from Wilder with 2:10 remaining. The Hilltoppers (4-6, 0-4) closed the gap slightly, as the Bruins took a 24-19 lead into halftime.
Brunswick matched its largest lead at 26-19 on a floater from Wilson at the 15:50 mark in the second half.
Hopkins responded with an 11-3 run to take its first lead of the contest with 12:02 remaining.
Brunswick countered with a 9-0 spurt, highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers by Dan Arnold. His 3-point shooting gave the Bruins a 39-30 lead with 8:27 left.
The Hilltoppers responded with a 12-1 run to make it a 42-40 with 6:11 to go in the second half.
That is as close as the visitors got, as the Bruins maintained their lead down stretch on their way to the win.
Arnold led the Bruins with a career-high 16 points, all in the second half. Cedric Lafleur scored 15 and Wilson finished with 12 points.