Girls defeat Paxton, move to 2-0 on year
Brady’s in-your-face defense allowed the Eagles to take a 6-0 lead over Paxton early Friday night and cruise to their second straight victory 51-38.
But while the score makes it look like an easy win, Brady coach Lance Arterburn said it was anything but a cake-walk.
“They played a lot harder than I think we were expecting and were tougher on defense than I thought they’d be,” Arterburn said of the 1-3 Tigers. “They got us out of control a couple of times.”
The Paxton spurts didn’t last long enough to hurt much, though, as the Eagles controlled the game.
“Our defense is what really keeps us going,” Arterburn said.
Brady had 31 steals on the night, many of which the Eagles converted into easy buckets.
“We want to cause havoc all over the floor,” Arterburn said. “And at times we did that well. We just have to control the turnovers on our end of the floor a little better.”
The Eagles finished with 34 turnovers.
“Some of that comes from the speed we play,” Arterburn said. “I can live with some of that but 34 is just way too many.”
After taking the six-point spot to start the game, Brady finished the first quarter up 12-6 and led 33-15 at halftime.
Brady never relinquished control despite getting out-scored 16-8 in the final period.
“We played most of the last quarter with our junior varsity kids,” Arterburn said. “They got some good experience.”
Junior Maggie Burke led the Eagles with
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