Strong Defense Sparks B-G’s Kazalski Tournament Finals Win
Published: December 31st, 2009
By: Patrick Newell

Kazalski Tournament Finals

B-G 47, Marathon 24

BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford’s defense shut down Marathon in the middle two quarters to turn a tight game into a blowout in Tuesday night’s Kazalski Tournament championship game.

“Our defense really took over, and Kim Brown’s defense on their leading scorer (Samantha Courtney) was a big factor,” said B-G coach Bob Conway. Conway said that Brown contained the 6-foot-1 Courtney by limited her inside post touches, and kept her off the offensive glass.

B-G took a 10-point lead into halftime after a 7-7 first quarter, and extended the margin to 23 points by holding Marathon to one point in the third – and that point came in the final 30 seconds of the quarter.

“In the third quarter, our defense got a couple of steals and we had some breakaway baskets,” Conway said. “Things kind of snowballed for (Marathon).”

Tournament MVP, Shania Vandermark, finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Randi Conway and Chelsi Rosa scored 10 apiece, and Brown, an all-tournament team pick, had eight rebounds and eight steals to go with her six points.

B-G (5-3) plays at Deposit Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Marathon: Samantha Courtney, 2 4-6-8; Lindsay Peri, 1 5-7-7; Dakota Ripley, 1 2-4-4; Stephanie Fiske, 1 0-0-2; Arielle Pitcher, 1 0-4-2; Shawna Hulbert, 0 1-2-1; Alexa Barber, 0; Emily Icenogle, 0; Kathryn Wickham, 0 0-2-0; Emily Williams, 0. Totals: 6 12-25-24.

B-G: Randi Conway, 4 1-2-10; Corinne Riegel, 2 2-4-6; Chelsi Rosa, 4 2-2-10; Shania Vandermark, 5 3-4-13; Ashley Edwards, 0; Amber Bauerle, 1 0-0-2; Kim Brown, 3 0-1-6; Katie Margarum, 0; Kayla Davis , 0 0-1-0. Totals: 19 8-14-47.

Mar. 7 8 1 8–24

B-G 7 18 14 8–47

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (BG) Conway.

Late Tuesday

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