Boys Basketball: Backcourt leads New Trier past Glenbrook South
Updated: December 8, 2011 8:58PM
New Trier is most known for Dartmouth-bound Connor Boehm, a four-year varsity player, but the Trevians aren’t where they are this season without the contributions of guards Reid Berman and David Braigel.
Together in the backcourt for a second consecutive season, Berman and Braigel make up the engine that drives the 15th-ranked team.
They were at it again Thursday in New Trier’s 71-47 win over visiting Glenbrook South. In fact, the Trevians scored the game’s first points on Berman’s assist on Braigel’s three-point play.
Berman and Braigel made another connection to bookend the first quarter, this time Braigel feeding the ball to Berman for a three-pointer to give the Trevians a 24-7 advantage.
“You got to love playing with David,” Berman said of the senior point guard. “He’s a great teammate, and we are developing some great chemistry.”
Braigel scored nine of his 11 points in the first quarter, while Berman finished with seven points as the Trevians improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the CSL South.
“Those two play really well together,” New Trier coach Scott Fricke said of his guards.
Steven Cook added 10 points for New Trier, including two steal and dunks during the second quarter. Boehm and Austin Angel each added nine points apiece.
Glenbrook South, missing three regulars, played catchup the entire game. A three-pointer by Marques Thompson and a basket by Justin Busiel got the Titans (2-6, 0-2) within eight points early in the third quarter, but the Trevians went on a 12-0 run to pull away for good.
Both teams emptied their benches early in the fourth quarter.
Trey Dahiya led Glenbrook South with 11 points. Busiel scored nine, and Thompson added eight points in the loss.
“We played tentatively and right into their hands,” Glenbrook South coach Scott Nemecek said.