Plainview-Elgin-Millville made 30-of-57 shots to dominate Braham. The Bulldogs led by as much as 22 and finally prevailed 84-67.
P-E-M led by 16 at the half at 40-24. Tyler Vaughan picked up the pace in the 2nd half for Braham, hitting a 2, a 3 and a 2 + 1 to cut P-E-M's lead from 16 at the half to 13 at 47-34 at 14:40. Braham shot 40 percent in the 1st half and over 50 percent in the 2nd.
But in the end P-E-M extended its lead in the 2nd half, as it shot 52 percent in the 1st half and 53 percent in the 2nd. Now it was Beau Nelson and Sam Ruth with 13 points each as Speer cooled off a bit.
The closest Braham got was 49-37, but P-E-M scored the next 8 points to make it 57-37 at 11: 37. Later Braham got within 13 at 70-57 and 72-59 but again P-E-M answered to lead by as much as 22 at 84-62. Braham scored the last 5 to cut it to 84-67.
First Half Summary
Braham and P-E-M started out as fast as Litchfield and Perham played slowly. After 4 minutes it was P-E-M 14 Braham 7 as P-E-M hit 5 of their 1st 7 shots, 4 of them 3s.
P-E-M extended the lead continually throughout the middle portion of the half, to lead 38-17 as it kept its shooting well above 50 percent, while the Bombers dropped down into the 30s. The half ended at P-E-M 40 Braham 24. Cory Speer hit 2 more threes for a total of 4 and to get to a game-high 17 points at intermission.