Bush'd triple-double leads Frederick to win

March 02, 2001

Bush'd triple-double leads Frederick to win


FREDERICK, Md. - For 10 minutes of Thursday's Class 4A West semifinal game, Watkins Mill looked like it would give Frederick, No. 1 in the Herald-Mail poll, all it could handle.

In the second 10 minutes, the Cadets showed what they can do when everything is clicking.

Ashley Bush had a triple-double with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists as Frederick blew past Watkins Mill with a 34-2 run over the second and third quarters for a 71-42 victory.

"We started playing like we should have been playing in the first quarter," Bush said. "We just started playing Cadet basketball."


Bush and Chelsea Reidy both scored four points in Frederick's opening 8-0 run, but Watkins Mill (15-10) stuck tough, trailing 20-17 with six minutes left in the second quarter.

That's when Frederick (20-4) exploded, scoring in every fashion - cuts to the basket, give-and-gos, pick and rolls, 15-foot jumpers, fast breaks off turnovers - imaginable. By the time the run was done, the Cadets had a 54-19 advantage with more than three minutes left in the third quarter.

"I thought we executed really well," Frederick coach Todd Bono said. "We were working the ball around and getting better looks in the offense."

Bush was a big reason why. She slashed to the basket for layups or putbacks, and when she was covered, she found the open player for an easy score. On defense, she got in the passing lanes for six steals and also blocked two shots.

"I don't really care about the scoring," Bush said. "I'd rather have assists, have rebounds, have steals. We have to play together, it's not a one-man team at all."

"(She's a) total-team player," Bono said. "She's very unselfish. She dribbles with her head up and finds the open player. She looks for the best shot."

Maria Brown and Jen Andrews both had 10 points for the Cadets. Andrews added seven rebounds and four assists, while Reidy had five steals.

Frederick 71, Watkins Mill 42

Class 4A West semifinal


Tan 8, Hernandez 9, Grigorians 5, Noll 4, Richards 5, Larson 2, Chehab 3, Takai 4, Chin 2. Totals 17 6-8 42.


Reidy 6, Bush 19, Andrews 10, DeSirant 2, Brown 10, Means 6, Millstead 7, Hood 3, Thompson 6, King 2. Totals 29 10-17 71.

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Three-point goals - Watkins Mill 2 (Grigorians, Richards), Frederick 3 (Bush, Brown 2).

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