Practice does make perfect. Tuesday night the Hawks half-court trap defense proved this theory correct trapping the Warriors causing 25 total turnovers.
"It's hard to prepare for," Hillcrest head
coach Don Houston said of his team's defense. "You can
put five guys out there in practice, but can they really
simulate what we do?"
Hillcrests' Julius Brown had a game-high 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Teammate Eric Gaines added 10 points and seven boards.
On the other side of the ball, Kentrell King
and Ray Lester each scored 13 points to lead the Warriors.
Mother McAuley 66, Rich Central 61
Usually when someone has a
NOTE: Those were senior Janae Smith's stats on Tuesday night.
McAuley rallied from a nine-point first-half
deficit and hung 42 second-half points on RC to obtain a 66-61,
"We just played together great in the second half," said McAuley junior forward Margaret Wildner, who had 10 of her team-high 11 points in the final 16 minutes. "It's a big step for our team. We played so badly early. It's nice to be able to come back strong like this. In the end I guess they ended up falling apart."