Two days after clinching the PSAA East Division Championship, the Bears closed their regular season slate with a 67-33 non-league victory over Waldorf yesterday evening.
The Wolverines stroked a 3-pointer to start the game, but layups from Ava McCormick and Niamh Scanlon gave the Brook a 4-3 lead. They would not trail again. Consecutive putbacks from McCormick and a pair of layups from Scanlon staked the Brook to a 12-4 lead. Two more scores from McCormick and a coast-to-coast Scanlon layup in the closing seconds gave the Bears a commanding 18-6 edge after one.
In the second, with the lead well in hand, coach Tim Stone began substituting liberally and the Swanson faithful were delighted by the contributions of all who took the floor. Tiffany Akinyoade opened the quarter with a putback, Isabel Guo’s jumper pushed the Bear lead to 26-10, and Mairead Reitzel connected on a jumper to help fuel a 34-18 halftime lead.
In the third frame, Akinyoade took over for a stretch on her Senior Day, scoring three straight layups and stealing a ball as the Blue and White margin swelled to 47-20. Scanlon connected on a pair of 3-pointers in the frame and brought the crowd to its feet with a block followed by a Euro step layup, but the loudest cheer was reserved for seventh-grader Quinn Davey would showcased her speed on a fastbreak layup as the Brook closed the quarter with a 56-23 lead.
In the fourth, the crowd was again brought to its feet by the Davey sisters as Scarlett beat the press by herself up the left sideline before finishing a layup in traffic. Quinn followed with a steal and layup that sent CJ Edwards running out of the gym in celebration.
Scanlon led all scorers with 26 points while McCormick added 19. Akinyoade (8), Reitzel (4), Quinn Davey (4), Scarlett Davey (2), Guo (2), and Chloe Feldman (2) rounded out the attack.
The Bears are back in action on Tuesday when they host #2 Portledge in the PSAA semifinals.