Defense seals the win for Damascus Christian
The Valley 10 League
1A Girls Basketball
DAMASCUS — Damascus Christian had one of their worst offensive performances of the season on Friday night. Luckily for the Eagles, their defense was more than up to par.
Damascus (19-5, 10-2 Valley 10) held their opponent to under 20 points for the seventh time this season as they went onto defeat Southwest Christian (16-7, 8-4) by a score of 32-17, earning a second place finish in the Valley 10 League.
Tory Webb was the only player in double-figures, scoring 10 points for the Eagles in the victory.
"It was a sloppy, lethargic game. But we figured out how to take care of business," Damascus head coach Dave Wakefield said. "Give credit to our kids. They figured out how to get a win, even when they weren't having a great night."
After going scoreless for the first four minutes of the game, Ally Love broke the drought with a floater to get Damascus on the board. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Franzi Ulrich and a tough layup from Webb helped the Eagles go on an 8-0 run to put them on top 10-4 going into the second quarter.
However, Damascus endured another scoring drought in the second period and Southwest was able to take advantage and grab the lead with a 7-0 run over the next six minutes. But freshman guard Savannah Hale responded with consecutive buckets in transition to give the Eagles the 14-11 halftime edge.
"Coming off those (baskets) we started to find some adrenaline," Hale said. "It gave us some momentum and we were finally able to break the defense down a little bit in the second half."
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