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Champion’s final run beats Brookfield, 56-53

By Brian Yauger-Tribune Chronicle, 01/11/20, 11:45AM EST

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BROOKFIELD — In a game that bounces back-and-forth, the team that has the ball last often gets the last laugh.

Champion was able to get the last laugh in beating Brookfield, 56-53, in a “game of runs.”

“It wasn’t our best game, but I thought we played hard, and at the end we were able to pull it out,” Golden Flashes coach Nathan Kish said. “It’s kind of a game of runs. We’d go on a run, and then they would go on a run. We were just fortunate to have the last one.”

What divided those runs were timeouts called by both coaches. Late in the third quarter, Warriors coach Shawn Hammond called a timeout that sparked an offensive surge for Brookfield that saw it rush back and take its first lead of the game.

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.