Taking care of the basketball has been a problem for Brighton this year. At times, the Bengals have been a turnover machine. That certainly wasn’t the case against Weber in the opening round of the playoffs.
Brighton only committed eight turnovers in a 62-45 victory over the Warriors at the Maverik Center.
“It’s important in all these games. You have to value every possession like it’s your last and part of that is protecting the ball and being smart with it,” said Brighton’s Brandon Miller, who led all scorers with 24 points.
Brighton point guard Zack Wertz only committed three turnovers, and two of those were late in the game.
Brighton coach Jeff Gardner thought Wertz also had a great game defensively on Weber point guard Hayden Schenck before he left midway through the second quarter with an injury.
The combination of Wertz’s defense and his protecting the ball was huge for Brighton, something they’ll need to maintain throughout the tournament if they hope to keep advancing.