Brooks had the last say in a dramatic last-minute exchange of 3-pointers against South Burlington on Feb. 1. The Wolves went in front 52-49 on a three with less than a minute to play, and Essex tied it when Robbie Meslin knocked one down from the right corner with just 4 seconds remaining in regulation. But Meslin came up with a steal near midcourt as Essex pressed on the inbounds play. This time Meslin passed off to his fellow senior captain, and Brooks drained the shot from the left wing as time expired, giving Essex itsa third straight win, 55-52. Brooks also scored 8 in a Jan. 29 win over CVU.