Lady Guard incur first loss after being tripped up in OT by Chireno

Nov. 20—BULLARD — Brook Hill lost for the first time this season Monday afternoon at Herrington Gymnasium where Chireno prevailed 67-58 in overtime.

The Lady Owls, last season's UIL District 24-2A champions, improved to 6-1 with the victory, while Brook Hill is now 5-1.

The game was an all-out battle and close throughout. Chireno hit two three-pointers in the first :54 of the bonus segment to take a 62-56 lead over the Lady Guard, which proved to be the difference.

After Savannah Onley drained one of two free throw attempts with 1:25 to play in overtime, Brook Hill closed the gap to four points, 62-58, but that was as close as the Lady Guard would be able to get to earning a win.

Brook Hill trailed 45-38 to start the fourth frame. Remy Tonroy facilitated the Lady Guard's late effort by going 6-of-8 from the charity line in the final 1:33 of regulation.

When Tonroy, who finished with 19 points, which included three buckets from beyond the arc, made the first of two shots from the charity stripe with :42 second remaining in regulation, Brook Hill was able to tie the score at 54.

Each team scored two points in the closing seconds to force the overtime round. Brook Hill's final-two points of the fourth quarter came off of Tonroy free throws.

The Lady Owls led 30-25 at halftime and 45-38 after three quarters of play.

Onley pumped in 20 points for Brook Hill and Brenna Hill fired in 13. Each made one trey.

Brook Hill stayed close to the Lady Owls by shooting 61.9% (13-21) from the free throw line, while Chireno made just 6-16 (37.5%) from the charity stripe.

Chireno sank 12 shots from downtown, while Brook Hill made good on six triples.

The Lady Owls had the height advantage over the Lady Guard and used that to outbound the home team, 52-27.

Leading rebounders for the Lady Guard were Onley (6), Hill (5) and Tonroy (5).

Venegas led Chireno in scoring with 20 points, which included five triples. She was one of four Lady Owls that finished in double figures.

Brook Hill will return to the court at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 when a visit to Wolfe City will take place.