The Byrd Cage

Bruins Topple Owls 90-50

In Game Posts on February 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm

It may be time to stop and think about what the Bruins have done over the last 2 seasons to the Atlantic Sun conference.

After Thursday night’s 90-50 victory over the Fighting Scrappy’s (their mascot’s name is Scrappy, which might make sense for their indoor track team, but not the basketball team), the Bruins improved to 37-3 against conference opponents over those 2 years including 3 victories in last year’s conference tournament. It was a rather methodical performance by The Mont in front of a mostly bored Kennesaw crowd that saw their squad just reach double digits after the under 4 timeout in the first half thanks to a coming out party from my new favorite player Mirza Sabic (or as I like to call him, Kennesaw’s Dirk). Mirza scored 5 quick points and Marscrumf (or whatever) Cummings scored a quick bucket before Belmont ended the first half on a 9-0 run to lead 46-15 at the half, much to the delight of the Kennesaw dance team who arguably put on a better performance than their men, despite the fact that one girl went hopping off the floor after an apparent ACL tear while attempting a triple sow cow (or maybe it was just a pirouette).

The first half wasn’t all roses for the Bruins as they lost break out starter Blake Jenkins to an ankle injury, which looked pretty scary at first, but as I found out after the game by yelling at Blake from the stands, “I’m all good man”. So, rest assured, Blake will be available Saturday and come tournament time. He didn’t leave before providing the highlight of the night by receiving a baseline out of bounds alley pass and slamming it home over a Kennesaw defender who actually had the play snuffed out, or perhaps based on the defense they played all night, was in that spot because he was lost.

The Bruins continued to pressure the Fighting Scrappys in the 2nd half using tenacious half court defense and demoralizing ball movement to build a lead that hovered between 35 and 40 points for the remainder of the evening. All told, every Bruin who entered the game scored including The Bakery who tipped home a patented Chad Lang right handed jump hook with less than a minute remaining. The Mont got great contributions from Reece Chamberlain, who knocked down both of his threes and also Adam Barnes who asserted himself on the offensive side of the ball to go with his already dependable defense. Once again, Drew Hanlen brought his #beastmode and at one point had my buddy Gabe saying, “That little guy is freakin’ everywhere”.

The Bruins now head to Macon with the Atlantic Sun conference regular season championship in hand, which is their 5th since 2006, to face the Mercer Bears in what may be a preview of the conference championship game in one week’s time.



  1. Glad you were there Jono. I think next year we need to have a widget on the site that keeps track of all Blake’s Dunkeroos – as they are starting to rack up.

  2. Triple sow cow. Love it. MOAR!

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