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Broadfording girls defend home court

November 24, 1999|By JACK HILL III

Things really changed fast during the fourth quarter of the girls basketball championship game in the Lion Classic Tip-Off Tournament at Broadfording Christian Academy.

Broadfording held a 31-30 lead over the Highland View Academy Tartans after three quarters of play, but then the Lions exploded for a 22-point advantage in the fourth quarter to pave the way for a 56-33 victory on Tuesday night.

"That is Lady Lion basketball," Broadfording coach Dana Gonzales said. "We had to come up and turn up the heat. I moved B'nai Holt to the point on the press. She became more aggressive on the point and we were trapping the ball on the press much better with that. We were moving our feet better with that."

Broadfording started the fourth quarter with a 16-0 scoring spurt in the first two minutes, 35 seconds to seal the victory and finished the quarter with a 25-3 advantage.

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"We were just standing around during the first three quarters," Gonzales added. "I think the fourth-quarter pressure was the difference in the game. We were able to up the tempo and we were able to play more controlled defense."

Tournament MVP Tiffany Tucker and Holt represented Broadfording on the girls all-tournament team, while Lauren Nudd from Highland View also made it. Tucker collected 20 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Holt added 19 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

"I am glad that we work together as a team and not as individuals," Tucker said. "That fourth quarter was really our best quarter. We are going to try to play good like that in all four quarters in our next game."

Vennece Fowlkes scored 11 points for the Lions.

Christy Bennett led the Tartans with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Cumberland Valley Christian School beat Faith 65-16 in the girls consolation game. During the second half, CVCS outscored Faith, 33-4.

* Tournament MVP Donnie Moats led the Cumberland Valley Christian School Blazers with 20 points as they edged the Faith Christian Academy Falcons 49-44 in the boys championship game.

Cesar Medina (Highland View) and Daniel Bieber (Broadfording) were on the boys all-tournament team.

Leonard Green scored 18 points and Medina added 16 points to enable Highland View to edge Broadfording 66-60 in the boys consolation game. Bieber pumped in 26 points and Carvey Wright scored 20 points for the Lions.

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