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It didn’t take much time for visiting Bogan to take over Wednesday night’s Red-South contest against Brooks. And it didn’t take long for Brooks coach Chris Head to lose his cool.
His temper gradually started to boil early, taking out one of his starters just 18 seconds into the game. A few minutes later, his bottle of water was slammed to the floor. At the 3:14 mark of the first quarter, he received technical No. 1.
While pleading his case with the other referee while a Bengal’s player shot the technical free throws, he received technical foul No. 2 and the automatic ejection during his team’s eventual 68-35 loss.
“That’s just Chris Head,” said his longtime friend and Bogan coach Arthur Goodwin with a grin. “He’s been a friend for a long time.”
Juwan Henry made one of the four technical foul free throws, increasing his team’s lead to 15-2. The quarter ended at 21-6, and the half ended 46-18. It was never a game from start to finish.
The Bengals (5-3, 3-0) back court combined for 10 blocks on the night. Mysirell Green, a 6-foot-6 senior, had six of those blocks to go with 10 points and seven rebounds. Juwan Savage, a 6-7 senior, had three blocks, while the guards -- Luwane Pipkins and Henry -- took care of the scoring with 18 and 14, respectively.
“We are starting to come on and our chemistry is getting better with our big guys,” Pipkins said. “We have to keep our big men involved in the game.”
Pipkins led a run-and-gun attack that had the Eagles (1-3, 0-3) could not keep pace with entire night. The Bengals were without 6-7 Dontrell Whitaker, who was out sick, according to coach Goodwin.
Clifton Lloyd had 11 points to lead the Eagles, while teammate Dallas Haywood added nine points off the bench. Haywood was the player substituted in for Justin Hill during the opening seconds of the game.
“We’ve been working on playing hard, aggressive, and fast,” Goodwin said. “We have a lot of height and our length is going to help us.”