After missing many opportunities to break open the game, eighth-ranked Springbrook came up with a third-quarter flurry and breezed past Quince Orchard, 52-29, in a Montgomery County girls game last night at Quince Orchard.
In hopes of developing depth, Springbrook Coach Bill Wiley substituted liberally in the first half and "we got a little bit ragged in there."
"We talked about it at halftime," said Wiley. "Not really putting away a team, letting a team come back when you got an eight-point lead and you have a chance to blow the game open."
The Blue Devils (4-0) responded with a 16-2 third period against Quince Orchard (3-1, 2-1) to extend a 24-20 halftime lead to 40-22.
Utilizing an aggressive man-to-man defense. Springbrook held the Cougars scoreless in the quarter until Cari Mack made two free throws with 2:12 remaining. And Quince Orchard didn't help its cause by showing impatience on offense, generating poor shots.
"What I was pleased with tonight was our defense," said Wiley. "I really felt that in the third quarter our man-to-man defense was tough. . . . We also did a pretty good job of not giving up second and third shots."
The credit for that can go to the frontcourt of Lora Aggour (seven rebounds), Artise Davis (11 rebounds) and Cecilee Campbell (game-high 19 points and seven rebounds).
Guard Cindy Weisman, playing her first game since a bout with chickenpox, finished with 17 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.