Defense Fuels Senior Night Win for Girls’ Basketball

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Hall in action earlier this year (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Friday night, the girls’ basketball team played their final regular season game in Swanson Gymnasium, topping Our Savior, 49-20.

Two minutes into the first quarter, the score stood at 2-2 after a Bekah Detwiler jumper and a Pioneer layup. That’s when Niamh Scanlon unleashed her own 15-0 run, fueled by a frothing defense, that landed an early knockout blow. The Pioneers would get no closer the rest of the way. A Scanlon 3-pointer followed a Detwiler block to ignite the run. Three straight layups followed, two courtesy of steals, to build an 11-2 advantage. A Wura Obasanjo steal at midcourt led to another Scanlon 3-pointer and prompted a second timeout from Our Savior, but the brief hiatus would do nothing to slow the Bear attack. Obasanjo registered a block on the ensuing possession and Scanlon splashed her third 3-pointer of the quarter to bring the Swanson faithful to their feet. A Detwiler offensive rebound and layup capped the first quarter with the Bears ahead, 19-5.

In the second frame, with Scanlon out with two fouls, the Bears used their size to impose their will. A Detwiler layup opened the scoring and Obasanjo followed with a layup of her own after a great high-low pass from Detwiler. Nadia Hall then added a score off of an offensive rebound to extend the lead to 25-8. That “big three” combined for all 16 points in the second quarter as the Blue and White lead swelled to 35-15 at the half.

In the third, the Brook limited Our Savior to just two points to carry a 41-17 edge into the fourth where they closed out the 49-20 win. Scanlon led all scorers and single-handedly outscored the Pioneers with 22 points. Detwiler (10), Obasanjo (10), Hall (4), and Sarah Wong (3) rounded out the attack.

The Bears are back in action today in their regular season finale at Lexington.


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