MAJORS: BEARS RIDE TENACIOUS DEFENSE TO CHAMPIONSHIP
This game was a classic matchup, that would be decided by which team could impose their will on the other. Would it be the speed and athleticism of the Bears or the rebounding prowess and raw power of the Cougars?
In the end it was the Bears tenacious defense and constant ball pressure which proved to be the difference in their run to the championship. This game started out slowly and was a back in forth slugfest; at halftime the Cougars led 14-12. In the second half the Bears began to turn the tables and appeared to wear down and frustrate their opponent, never allowing the Cougars to get comfortable on offense, while going on a 10-3 run in the 3rd quarter which sent them into the final quarter up 5. The Cougars attempted to apply their own pressure defense but the Bears were always able to find the open girl and capitalize. Ultimately, it was the great ball movement and outside shooting of the Bears that led to the 32-21 victory.
Tyler Brazle helped keep the game close with 13 points for the Cougar, while Jayden Worswick and Gracie Taylor each chipped in with 4 points.
Tyler McCamey had 16 huge points to lead the charge but the balanced scoring that involved all the other Bears players: Gracie Hudgins, Maggie Graham, Sarah Fuller, Lexi Baker, Lily Mason, Abby Testani and Aubrey Vaughn made this the ultimate team victory.
Congratulations to Coach David Baker, staff and team on an excellent championship performance and a well deserved Majors Title and a special thanks to all the coaches and volunteers who helped make this a very memorable girls basketball season.