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Eagles coast to 52-19 victory

 

February 7, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Freshman Josie Stupey steals the ball and starts the fastbreak for the Eagles at Arlington High School on Jan. 31.

The Arlington girls basketball team welcomed the Shorewood Thunderbirds to their home floor on Jan. 31.

Early on, the Eagles and the Thunderbirds battled back and forth as they found themselves at 6-6 halfway through the first quarter. Arlington began to force turnovers to finish out the quarter, and had a 7-0 run to end the quarter up 13-6.

Through the second quarter the Eagles continued to keep the defensive pressure as they totaled nine steals. With a strong defensive effort, the offense began to follow as the Eagles doubled Shorewood's score. Arlington entered halftime ahead by a score of 25-12.

In the second half the Eagles continued to build on their momentum as they began to run away with the game. After outscoring the Thunderbirds 17-2 in the third quarter, the Eagles coasted to a 52-19 victory.

"It's late in the season, we are battling for a playoff spot and defense is what makes the difference. We played really well tonight and we have just got to keep doing it the rest of the way," said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's guard Peyton Brown hits the deep three over the Shorewood defense at Arlington High School on Jan. 31.

Arlington's point guard, Peyton Brown, controlled her matchup on both sides of the ball as she had game-highs in points, three pointers made and steals. Brown finished with 20 points, three three-pointers, two assists, four rebounds and four steals.

The senior forwards Maciee Delaney and Kelsey Mellick controlled the paint for the Eagles. Delaney finished with six points and also added on three assists and a team-high five rebounds. Mellick tied her point total of six but added on two assists, four rebounds and two steals.

The freshman point guard Jordan Bartlow played a key role as she has developed throughout the season. Bartlow finished with six points, two assists, three rebounds and two steals.

The Eagles wrapped up their final regular season games, but will begin their postseason pursuit on Feb. 8 when they compete in the 3A District Tournament.

 

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