With pair of wins, girls move to 10-2
From one end of the spectrum to the other, Brady’s girls saw another weekend of polar opposites but came away with a pair of wins to move to 10-2 on the season.
Friday night’s home game with Hayes Center proved to be a difficult task for the Eagles.
The Cardinals used their height to get several defensive rebounds in the first half. By throwing a full-court outlet pass to under their own basket, the Cardinals jumped ahead.
Hayes Center led 10-3 after one quarter and had a slight 17-15 advantage at halftime before the Eagles came back to win 48-37.
“We knew they would send a kid long and we made adjustments last week to handle that,” said coach Lance Arterburn. “But the girls wanted to go rebound because that’s what we’ve been preaching for them to do.”
The result was a big hole early.
“We got down by as many as 14 points but we didn’t panic and we didn’t quit,” Arterburn said.
Refocusing on stopping the long pass during halftime helped the Eagles gain momentum and take control. After three periods, Brady led 37-23.
“A lot of our problem against Hayes Center was our own shooting,” Arterburn said. “We are just very glad to come away from that game with a win.”
Free throws made a large difference for Brady. The Eagles made 22-of-33 from the line going 7-for-10 in the final 1:30 of play.
Hayes Center was 5-of-12 from the line.
Junior guard Courtney Widick finished with 17 points including a pair of three-pointers.
Maggie Burke contributed 14 points and eight rebounds while Jessica Schrad pulled down nine boards.
The loss moved Hayes Center to 4-9 on the year.
Saturday’s game against South Loup in Arnold was virtually the opposite, Arterburn said.
“We took care of the ball better, we executed our offense better and we did a much better job of being patient with our shots,” he said.
The winless Bobcats struggled to score as Brady mounted an early 20-4 first-quarter lead en route
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