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Brady girls exposes Loomis in 63-25 victory Saturday

It was safe to say Loomis was out matched against the Brady girls basketball team Saturday as the Eagles surged early and coasted to a 63-25 win.

Brady’s aggressive press caused problems all night for the Wolves forcing 27 turnovers and giving up numerous fast-break baskets.

The Eagles were ahead 20-4 after the first quarter.

Head coach Lance Arterburn said the girls played more intense Saturday than they had in previous games.

In fact, seniors Valerie Most and Madison Elliott each collected eight steals while Brady pressed the Wolves.

However, as effective as Brady’s press was, head coach Lance Arterburn was far more impressed with his Eagles’ offense.

“We cut down on our turnovers most importantly,” Arterburn said. “We only had 14.”

Seven Eagles scored as Brady led at halftime 34-13 and Arterburn liked how the scoring was spread out.

On offense, Arterburn said he thought the girls had some good matchups and took advantage of them in the win.

When the ball wasn’t stolen or a Brady basket was made on a fast break, Elliott and company were busy on the offensive glass.

“Madison is always an aggressive rebounder,” Arterburn said. “She does a nice job of crashing.”

After three quarters of play, Brady was up 43-21 and reserves came in for the remainder of the contest.

The Eagles found success in shooting from all over the floor which can be a negative at times, Arterburn said.

“Sometimes when we are rolling we get impatient to shoot because we think each shot is going in,” Arterburn said. “It isn’t that any of the shots we took were bad, but sometimes we could get better shots.”

With that said, Arterburn didn’t have many complaints thus far into the season.

High scorer for Brady was Elliott with 18 points.

Brady is 5-1 and has a win streak heading into holiday tournaments. The Eagles are averaging over 15 steals a game, also a positive in Arterburn’s opinion.

He said he looks forward to playing in these upcoming tournaments because the team gets to go up against some teams with early success this season.

Scoring by quarters:

Loomis 4984—25

Brady 2014920—63

EAGLE SCORERS: Madison Elliott 18, Valerie Most 16, Autumn Hild 5, Tara Callahan 5, Carissa Rayburn 5, Joya Most 4, Alexis Mann 4, Sydney Widick 4, Karnee Hatch 2.

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