Brady girls improve to 8-2
Eagles defeat Wildcats, Wolves.
Two nights, two opponents, two wins might sound a little like same old, same old for the Brady girls.
But last week’s games were far from carbon-copy routine as the Eagles move to 8-2 on the season.
Brady’s 48-38 win over Maxwell on Jan. 4 and the girls’ 52-13 victory over Arthur County Saturday night couldn’t have been any farther apart on the intensity spectrum, said Eagle coach Lance Arterburn.
The hard-fought battle against Maxwell was a typical Wildcat-Eagle contest.
“Any time you put Brady and Maxwell on the court together, you can throw out the records,” Arterburn said.
Maxwell led 10-8 after the first quarter but Brady came back to lead 21-16 at halftime.
“Our defense worked well,” Arterburn said. “At times we looked sloppy and out of control but chaos is kind of how we operate best.”
The Eagles surged ahead of Maxwell in the third period, pushing the margin to double digits at 27-16 after just a couple of minutes but the Wildcats refused to go away.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Brady was back to a slim 33-27 lead.
“We had 18 turnovers,” Arterburn said. “That’s not as bad as I thought it was during the game but it’s still too many.”
Brady solidified the victory in the fourth period hitting 9-of-14 free throws.
Junior Courtney Widick led Brady with 16 points. Dakota Terry and Maggie Burke added nine points each.
Arterburn said because his girls like to run the floor and create fast-break points with their defense, it was difficult to
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