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“Well, we work on tak­ing charges everyday in prac­tice,” Brown said. “A lot of teams don’t do that, but we start out very prac­tice with our de­fen­sive fun­da­men­tal drills. They are very un­selfish and do the things we have to do de­fen­sively. They are start­ing to take pride in our de­fense and that’s a good thing.”

Miller, who recorded a dou­ble­dou­ble Tues­day against Stock­bridge, was sad­dled with foul trou­ble through­out the game.

The 6-foot-5 sopho­more still man­aged a team-high nine points and five blocks in lim­ited min­utes.

“That gave some other guys a chance to play,” Brown said. “We have an­other tough game on Satur­day so it was good to get some rest.”

Brown went deep in his ro­ta­tion and 12 Tigers cracked the scor­ing col­umn. Jamieson Smith chipped in with eight points and made four key free throws dur­ing Al­covy’s fourth-quar­ter push.

“[Free throw shoot­ing] was a far cry from the past few games,” Brown said. “Hope­fully we are get­ting bet­ter and they are get­ting more comfortable out there. We are go­ing to keep work­ing on it [free throw shoot­ing] un­til we get it to 75 per­cent or bet­ter.”

The win moves Al­covy into sole pos­ses­sion of first place.

The Tigers have strug­gled down the stretch lately, but the solid fourth quar­ter gives Brown op­ti­mism that his team is turn­ing the cor­ner late in games.

Still, Brown knows his team needs to get four quar­ters of of­fen­sive con­ti­nu­ity go­ing as the sea­son pro­gresses.

“Our de­fense is play­ing pretty well but we have to get a lit­tle more go­ing in tran­si­tion and get some easy bas­kets,” he said. “We are work­ing too hard on the of­fen­sive end and we have to do a lit­tle bet­ter than that.”

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