Byron Nelson's Nate Lloyd scored seven of his 10 points during a 16-2 run that started at the end the first quarter to propel the Bobcats to a 71-43 District 5-4A victory over Brewer.
Lloyd, who doesn't start for the Bobcats (19-3, 5-0), provided a much-needed spark off the bench to turn a 9-5 game into a 27-7 lead that never shrunk to less than 20 the rest of the way.
Nelson also used a trapping defense to get Brewer out of its comfort zone in the first half as they limited the Bears (11-13, 2-3) to just 3 of 17 shooting and forced 13 turnovers.
During that same stretch, the Bobcats, ranked No. 14 in the TABC state basketball poll, went 15 of 26 to open a 33-12 lead at intermission on their way to their 12th consecutive victory.
"I thought we started the game with good intensity and I'm proud of our defensive effort," Nelson coach Scott Curran said.
"Coach does a great job of getting his team to run set plays and the only way to get them out of that is to trap them."
Keyunta Watkins had five of his 15 points during the run, and Emmanuel Nzekwesi, who finished with a game-high 18 points, chipped in four during the stretch.
Brewer was led by Taro Ford, who had 15 points, and Yanni Noulas added 14.
"I just told the kids at the half that we couldn't let down, that Brewer wasn't going to quit," Curran said. "We got some easy buckets there in the first half running our motion offense as they were trapping."
Midway through the third quarter, the game became heated after a hard foul was committed and both teams were called for technical fouls.
The Bobcats finished the night connecting on 26 of their 55 shots.
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