Girls secure victory at free throw line

The Brady girls basketball team went to the free-throw line 30 times in its 55-45 over the Paxton Tigers Thursday.

In the fourth quarter alone, the Eagles shot 12-18 from the charity stripe which proved important in the 10-point win, head coach Lance Arterburn said.

“If you can get to the line in a tight ball game, and make them, that’s humongous,” Arterburn said.

In the first quarter, both teams saw offensive success but the Eagles led 17-13.

That success slowed quickly as Brady scored eight points and limited the Tigers to four points.

At the half, Brady was ahead 25-17.

Josie Palmer scored 10 of Brady’s 12 points in the third quarter.

Heading into the fourth quarter, Brady’s lead was nine but the Tigers still had fight left in them.

“The game was close at times and we had double-digit leads at times,” Arterburn said. “It was a good battle.”

The Eagles edged the Tigers 18-17 in the fourth quarter with solid free throw shooting down the stretch.

Madison Elliot was 10-11 from the free-throw line including her 6-6 shooting in the fourth quarter.

She led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points while Palmer added 14 of her own.

Tigers high scorer was Taylor Holzfaster with 17 points.

Scoring by quarters:

Brady 1781218—55

Paxton 1341117—45

EAGLE SCORERS: Madison Elliott 18, Josie Palmer 13, Valerie Most 12, Alexis Mann 5, Autumn Hild 3, Carissa Rayburn 3 and Sydney Widick 1.

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