2023.01.13 Boys Basketball: Broad Run @ Tuscarora

Leesburg, VA (January 13, 2023) - As with the first game of tonight's double-header, the Tuscarora Huskies entered with an an unbeaten Dulles District record and a nearly as good overall standing. But the Broad Run Spartans were in the thick of it, too, with only two losses in district play. Now, in the heart of the schedule, where every game is an important matchup, gains and separations in the standings are going to happen fast.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.

The first period was as tight as could be expected. Tuscarora went in front early, but Broad Run took their first lead with just 0:40 remaining and firmly grabbed momentum when they scored again with just two seconds on the clock. But the Huskies's ever-opportunistic Payton Williams grabbed the inbounds pass and swished a shot from beyond mid-court to tie it up.

End of First Quarter: Tuscarora 14 - Broad Run 14

Tuscarora's height advantage was the key to their second period surge. Gavin O'Malley and Michael Davis virtually eliminated anything maroon and gold inside, and the Spartans' outside shooting was not enough to compensate. The game was not out of reach at the break, but Broad Run had work to do.

Halftime: Tuscarora 30 - Broad Run 24

The home team came out of the break a little cold, but gradually the Huskies began extending the lead. Williams was again the catalyst on offense as his team began to pull away. Broad Run's Eli Will and Matin Perdue were making more effective drives in the lane, but not enough to cut into the margin.

End of Third Quarter: Tuscarora 44 - Broad Run 33

When Williams hit a three-pointer with 5:32 remaining in the game, the score was 55-38, and the lead seemed insurmountable. But in their best run of the night, the Spartans were able to cut five points off the lead in just under a minute, and still had hope. But Tuscarora steadied and went on for the win.

Final Score: Tuscarora 63 - Broad Run 48 

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