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Brillion comes from behind to beat Chilton in regional

Feb. 20, 2024

By David Nordby

The Brillion News

CHILTON - Brillion started the regional basketball playoffs in as exciting of a way as possible on Tuesday night.

The Lions, No. 10 in the regional, came back from down double digits late in the game to beat conference rival No. 7 Chilton 50-47.

It was one Lions fans and players will remember. With 1:36 remaining in the game, Camden Hale, the program's all-time leading 3-point scorer, made a 3 to pull Brillion within one point.

Amaya Brooks scored the go-ahead basket with 1:01 left then made two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to put the Lions up three.

Brillion's defense held Chilton scoreless for more than two minutes to close the game and forced multiple turnovers during the comeback.

"It starts on defense, bringing that energy to offense," Brooks said. "Everyone knew their role. We never got down on ourselves. We knew we were capable of coming back."

Brooks finished with 21 points. Hale finished with 15 points.

"We just had the mindset to give it our all and play with high intensity," Hale said.

The Tigers had beaten Brillion twice earlier in the regular season.

Next up: Brillion will play at No. 2 Wautoma on Friday night. It is believed to be the first meeting in history between the two programs.

Division 3


No. 4 Wrightstown will host No. 5 Omro on Friday night. Omro beat No. 12 Little Chute 67-28 on Tuesday night.


Division 5


No. 6 Almond-Bancroft held off No. 11 Reedsville 49-44.

No. 3 Oakfield beat No. 14 Hilbert 57-38.



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