BHS Rolls, 53-31

TA Falls To 1-12 With Loss

Posted: January 12, 2013

Broadway’s Heather Cantrell eyes the basket as Turner Ashby’s Bre Bosley (right) defends and Abby Cleaver looks on during the Gobblers’ win. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Broadway’s Brianna Zook passes to a teammate from the floor during Friday’s game at BHS.
BROADWAY — Brianna Zook has what could be considered an unorthodox move when she gets the ball under the basket. It’s a short-range fadeaway, and it’s nearly automatic.

The Broadway High School junior forward scored 13 points – several on that fadeaway – as the Gobblers made use of its low post to roll past Turner Ashby, 53-31, in a Valley District girls’ basketball game Friday night.

“They were looking for us,” Zook said of the frontcourt. “But we were just trying to run our plays.”

Zook also excelled in transition, showcasing soft hands and that knack for finishing in the paint.

“She’s been struggling lately to finish but normally she is [very consistent],” BHS coach Bobby Mongold said. “She uses her body well, and she’s got terrific hands, as you probably saw in transition. That one pass from [point guard Kierstin] Roadcap – tremendous pass but not everybody catches that pass. And [Zook] can finish from any angle, but I think, because she is smaller, she learned to use the glass and finish from different angles.”

The Gobblers (10-2 overall, 5-1 in the Valley District) never trailed and led by as many as 26 points with 2:10 left in the game. They also nearly held TA (1-12, 1-6) scoreless in the fourth quarter, but the Knights managed two baskets in the final 1:22 to avoid a final-period blanking. They were outscored 10-4 in the quarter.

Senior forward Heather Cantrell led BHS with a game-high 19 points, making 11 of 14 from the free-throw line, a spot the Gobblers frequented. They made 23 of 31 from the line, and the Knights were done in by 22 fouls. TA put BHS in the bonus with 2:50 left in the first quarter.

Broadway scored 14 baskets and TA had 13, but the Knights shot only 10 free throws. They made four of them.

“Broadway makes it tough on you,” Turner Ashby coach Rob Lovell said. “They’re really aggressive on the offensive end – really both ends of the floor – and we called timeout there in the third quarter and addressed the fact that Broadway had zero fouls at that point, and a lot of that was due to the fact that we just weren’t aggressive from the offensive end.”

Cantrell scored the Gobblers’ first nine points, as they built an 18-6 first-quarter lead. TA hung around into the third quarter, trimming a 14-point lead to nine with 4:05 to go. From there, though, BHS pulled away – making it a 15-point lead on a fast-break bucket by Zook off a pass from Cantrell.

Freshman guard Sydney Sheffer – just called up from the junior varsity team – led the Knights with 11 points, and senior guard Abby Cleaver had 10.

TURNER ASHBY

Cleaver 4 2-3 10, Sheffer 5 0-0 11, Dean 2 0-2 4, Witt 2 0-1 4, Wood 0 2-4 2. Totals 13 4-10 31.

BROADWAY

Cantrell 4 11-14 19, Roadcap 2 4-5 8, Zook 5 3-3 13, Morgan 1 0-1 2, Earhart 0 2-2 2, C. Delawder 1 0-0 3, Bergan 0 2-4 2, MacDonald 1 0-0 3, B. Delawder 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 23-31 53.

Turner Ashby       6    10    11     4   - 31    
Broadway           18     10    15   10  - 53
   

3-Point Goals—Turner Ashby 1 (Sheffer), Broadway 2 (C. Delawder, MacDonald). Fouled Out—none. Total Fouls—Turner Ashby 22, Broadway 17.



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