Brady claws past rival Maxwell
Palmer posts 15 points and 4 blocks
Maxwell started the game with a 6-0 cushion against Brady Saturday before the Eagles got it together and won 52-38 against the rival Wildcats.
Going into the contest head coach Lance Arterburn said the girls knew it would be a good game and that Maxwell would play hard.
Once again, Brady showed composure after trailing early to come back and win on the road outscoring Maxwell 12-1 to end the first quarter.
Leading 13-7 going into the second period the Eagles’ press caused havoc on the Wildcats as turnovers led to more baskets.
Brady scored 13 more points and led at halftime 26-13.
“The girls were more focused in the second quarter,” Arterburn said. “We ran our offense very well.”
Trailing by 13, Maxwell tried coming back against the Eagles. Both teams found marks offensively in the third frame but Brady outscored the Wildcats by one and remained in the lead, 42-28.
Unable to gain a scoring advantage in the final eight minutes of the game, both teams scored 10 points. Brady walked away with a 14-point win over its rival, something Arterburn said he was proud of.
“Most importantly the girls showed a will to win,” he said. “For the second game in a row we came from behind and that will pay dividends in the end of the season.”
Eagle junior Josie Palmer led eight Brady scorers with 15 points.
Scoring by quarters:
EAGLE SCORING: Josie Palmer 15, Valerie Most 9, Autumn Hild 9, Tara Callahan 6, Sydney Widick 4, Carissa Rayburn 4, Alexis Mann 3, Madison Elliot 2.