AUGUSTA – Brewer’s Kyle Goodrich scored what would have been the game-winning shot, but had it waived off, as a timeout was called before the shot.
The Witches led at halftime, 33-27, after Dylan Huff hit a buzzer-beating three point shot to end the second quarter. Both Hampden and Brewer were effective offensively in the first half, with Brewer favoring the three point shot to their benefit.
Wednesday night’s game flipped in the second half, when Brewer’s field goal shooting shored up, while the Broncos were able to utilize the post play continuously. Senior Bryce Lausier accounted for 13 points, before fouling out with 1:11 remaining in the game, and sophomore TJ Henagan scored 18 of his own.
Hampden took the lead with less than a minute to play, as Henagan was fouled as he scored under the basket. Brewer’s potential game winning shot was waved of, as head coach Ben Goodwin called a timeout before Goodrich’s shot left his hands.
Brewer drew up an Inbounds play for Trevor Pearson, but was defended well by Henagan, and the shot bounced off the rim and out. Pearson scored 13 points in his final appearance for Brewer; the Witches were led in scoring by sophomore Colby Smith, with 15 points.
Hampden will face No. 2 Cony, for the third time this season, Friday for the Class A North regional championship.