No. 5 Parrish earns 62-point win over Brilliant
by W. Brian Hale
Dec 21, 2012 | 1674 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The fifth-ranked Parrish Tornadoes’ offense and defense performed at a high level in Thursday night’s 89-27 victory over the Brilliant Tigers, with each member of the team scoring at least four or more points.

Tyler Sims led the Tornadoes with 17 points and connected on three of five shots from three point range.

Barry Hill recorded his third-straight double-double with 16 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks. Jermichael Harris had 10 points, along with seven rebounds and eight steals, while Marcus Harris scored 10 points with seven steals.

“We’re doing much better at getting points in the middle and having better inside looks from our guys on offense,” Parrish coach Heath Burns said. “When the opposition’s defense collapses, our team is able to force turnovers well, which translates into easy points for us. Everyone played great tonight and I couldn’t be more pleased with our overall performance.”

The Tornadoes struck early in the first period, scoring 26 unanswered points in the first four minutes of the game en route to a 30-5 lead.

Parrish outscored Brilliant 22-14 in the second period to extend their edge to 52-19 going into halftime. The Tornadoes had another good performance in the third period with a 20-5 scoring edge to extend their lead to 72-24.

The Parrish offense and defense remained in control to close out the fourth period, scoring 17 points while holding Brilliant to three points for the 89-27 final. Parrish (12-0) will host the Curry Yellow Jackets (6-8) tonight in the final game for both teams before the Christmas break.

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VARSITY GIRLS

Parrish 49, Brilliant 45

Parrish’s girls won their second straight game, beating area foe Brilliant Thursday night.

Brilliant led by seven points at 29-22 at the half, but the Tigers were outscored 27-16 in the second half by the Tornadoes. Parrish took a 35-33 lead into the final quarter.

“These young ladies are working hard and it has paid off the past two games. We have a big game against Curry tomorrow night. We have played them twice this year and each game is a battle. I am extremely proud of these young women and the game they played tonight,” Parrish coach Kayla Gurley said.