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3rd Quarter Blitz Dooms Wolverines

December 12, 2019

The 21-degree feel temperature wasn’t the coldest thing in the Brook on Wednesday afternoon.

As our girls’ basketball team found nothing but iron on numerous layup attempts, an under-sized but scrappy Waldorf squad entertained thoughts of an upset. They opened the game with a 3-pointer and closed the quarter with a jump shot to grab a 7-6 lead after one. Though Wura Obasanjo scored on a pair of layups and Nadia Hall on one of her own, the Bears missed a number of open shots underneath, squandering a chance at an early lead.

In the second period the Brook ratcheted up the defense to make up for their early offensive woes, holding the Wolverines without a point until just 1:32 remained in the quarter. Scanlon was the tip of the spear with 2 steals and 3 blocks to help keep Waldorf at bay. On the other side of the court, the Bears still struggled to find a rhythm, but did enough to retake an 11-7 lead, scoring five straight points to open the quarter thanks to an Obasanjo layup, a Scanlon free throw, and a tough layup from Sarah Wong. Despite being held scoreless for the first 6:28 of the frame, Waldorf knotted the score at 11-11 with consecutive scores, but a Bekah Detwiler layup with just 5 seconds left gave the Blue & White a two-point halftime edge. They could hardly have known it at the time, but those would prove to be the first points of an eventual 27-0 run that would span the second, third, and fourth quarters.

The lid finally came off the rim int he third frame as Scanlon opened with a layup in traffic. Moments later a dizzying flurry followed, spurred on by the Bear defense. Obasanjo scored a layup inside to make it 17-11. A steal followed which led to a cathartic Scanlon 3-pointer. Hall continued the spurt with a steal and layup before another Scanlon steal paved the way for a beautiful Hall-to-Obasanjo score. A Sarah Wong steal followed and led to a Scanlon jumper. When the dust settled the Bears were in control with a 28-11 advantage. Detwiler closed the 17-0 quarter with an offensive rebound and layup. The Bears grabbed 8 steals in the quarter in shutting out the Wolverines over the eight-minute span.

The run continued into the fourth quarter as the Brook ran off the first eight points thanks to a pair of Obasanjo layups that bookended a Hall floater and a Scanlon layup. Waldorf finally ended the 27-0 tear with a jumper at the 5:37 mark, shuttering their nearly eleven-minute scoring drought. The Bears cruised from there to a 44-17 victory that improved their PSAA record to 2-1 and their all-time record vs. Waldorf to 3-0.

Scanlon and Obasanjo led the offense with 14 points apiece and were supported by Hall (6), Detwiler (6), and Wong (4). Scanlon also added 9 steals on the defensive side of the ball. The Bears once again illustrated the value of a robust defense as their 26 steals and 7 blocks kept them in the game when their shots refused to fall.

They are back in action Friday evening in a non-league home match-up with Smithtown Christian.

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