|The Second Article Appeared In The Maysville Ledger-Independent on Monday January 12,
1998 After Brossart Had Defeated Montgomery County, St. Patrick, and Bracken County To
Win Our First Ever MCIT Title - The Mustangs Would Repeat in 1999.
My most vivid memory of this game was that when it was evident that we were going to win, AD
Fred Hester asked me if we wanted to cut down the nets. When I asked Willie he shook his head no
and said that we would wait until March and then cut them down when we won the 10th Region
Tournament. We didn't that year even though we played in the 10th Region Championship game,
but cut down the nets in The Fieldhouse in March of 2000 when we won the 10th Region Crown.
When his team scored the first eight points in the finals of the Pepsi Mason County Invitational
Tournament against Bishop Brossart, Bracken County coach Daniel Fisher had to be feeling good
about his team's chances of taking home the championship trophy.
But that feeling would soon pass as the Mustangs stormed back and led for the better part of the final three quarters on the way
to a 66-51 victory.
Brossart scored more points in the final three periods (54) than Bracken County did the entire game to capture the title in only its
second appearance in the tournament (We had played in the MCIT in 1997 and lost to Harrison County in OT) The Mustangs
were beat out in the first round last season.
Bishop Brossart coach Willie Schlarman said winning the tournament was a big step forward for his team which improved to
10-4 with the win.
"It's a great thrill for us, our school and our community," he said. "This is a wonderful tournament and it is well respected. To
win it is a big day for our program."
Brossart, which hit 50 percent (10 of 20) of its shots in the second half, got a game high 21 points from Chris Hagedorn in the
win. Nathan Seiter was next for the Mustangs with 18 points, while Curtis Bezod added 11.
Bracken County's main problem stemmed from the team's second leading scorer, senior Adam Reed, being held to only one
point. Fisher didn't fault Reed for his performance. Instead, he credited the Mustang defense.
"I give all the credit to Brossart," said Fisher. "They really frustrated us on the offensive end. They played tremendous defense
and they deserve a lot of credit."
The Polar Bears were led in scoring by Eric Tucker, who hit eight of nine shots on the way to an 18 point performance. Eddie
Day followed with 16 points, eleven coming in the second half.
Schlarman who said that stopping Reed was a big part of Brossart's game plan, also praised his team's defense in the win.
"I think we played pretty well defensively," he said. "We got off to a slow start offensively but we picked it up and took care of
business on both ends of the floor from the second quarter on."
The game was Bracken County's third in three nights. The Polar Bears won hard fought battles against Campbell County in the
opening round and Mason County in the semi-finals. The Mustangs defeated Montgomery County and St. Patrick enroute to
capturing the tournament.
|Brossart Wins MCIT Title, 66-51
By Wade Holland
|This is the only article that I could find that reported our win over Number Two Ranked
Covington Catholic on Monday Night, December 15th, 1997.
When Willie Schlarman became head coach of our program, his message was that it was no
longer acceptable to play close and lose. On December 15th before a full house in the Seither
Center, Nathan Seiter hit a shot just across mid-court as time ran out to shock CovCath
77-74. Many of us feel that this was the game launched the Brossart program into being one
of the top basketball programs in Northern Kentucky.
|Seiter's Late Three Game Winner
The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff Report
Nathan Seiter grabbed a rebound, pushed the ball up the floor and sank a three-pointer in the closing seconds to give Bishop
Brossart a 77-74 victory over Covington Catholic in a boys basketball game at Brossart Monday night.
Covington Catholic (74) - Von Lehman 1-0-2, Finke 2-1-5, Overmann 3-3-9, Johanneman 2-2-7, Arrasmith 6-3-15,
Bain 2-0-5, Robke 3-2-8, Helkamp 1-0-2, Purdon 6-1-15, Hiltz 3-0-6: Totals 29-12-74
Bishop Brossart (77) - N. Seiter 4-0-10, J. Seiter 4-6-14, Hagedorn 3-1-7, Wyatt 3-0-6, Moher 8-0-18, Bezold 5-0-11,
Macke 4-3-11: Totals 31-10-77
CovCath 10 22 23 19 74
Brossart 17 20 20 20 77
Three Point Goals: CovCath Purdon 2, Bain, Johanneman Brossart N. Seiter 2, Moher 2 Bezold.
Records: BBHS 3-2 CovCath 5-1