A quick-break Quince Orchard offense and a heavy dose of Alfonzo McFarland swallowed up Springbrook, 87-71, last night at Springbrook.

The Cougars rose to 4-1, the only loss by forfeit to Westminster. Springbrook fell to 3-1.

McFarland beat the Blue Devils in many ways. He scored his 23 points on spin moves, fast breaks and hard work underneath.

"Our game plan was to go inside," McFarland said. "Coach {Ed} Davis told us we were stronger inside. We were quicker. He told us to go inside, pound hard and take them straight up."

That's what the Cougars did. Two short jumpers by Eric Fuller were as close as Quince Orchard got to perimeter shooting. Every other basket was shot within a few, high-percentage feet of the hoop.

When McFarland wasn't dominating under the basket, Darwin Daye and Fuller were swooping in for layups. Many of Daye's 25 points came on fast-break layups after midcourt steals or quick outlet passes. Fuller mixed several short double-pump jumpers with his layups for 15 points.

Defensively, Quince Orchard's aggressive man-to-man eliminated virtually all of Springbrook's inside scoring. McFarland had several intimidating blocks, including one in which he reversed the direction of Mike Brown's layup so forcefully both ball and player were thrown to the ground.

"We played tough man-to-man," Davis said. "I asked the kids if they wanted to come out of it and relax with the zone and they said, 'No, we want to stay in it, Coach.' The defense was the big thing tonight."

Perimeter shooting kept the Blue Devils competitive. Chris McGuthrie scored a game-high 29, including four baskets from three-point range. Tony Sawyer added 25, shooting from the outside and also accounting for most of Springbrook's inside scoring.