Lady Cavs dominate Chase
The Chase Lady Trojans outscored East Rutherford in the second and fourth quarters, but it was the first and third that mattered. The Lady Cavs held Chase to a single field goal during those frames in an 83-38 win.
“Our press was really on point tonight,” said East head coach Larry Ross. “I’m really happy with our defense tonight.”
Chase head coach Todd Davis was not happy.
“I just want to say that when you are up by 40 and you are still pressing, that’s very disrespectful,” he said. “We did the best we could and we kept playing.”
East opened with three 3-pointers from Shay Dewberry while Chase had trouble bringing the ball up the court. Rachel Camp hit a 3 of her own as East led 10-0, before Chase had a clean look at the basket. Takirah McKinney hit that shot, but that was the only points the Lady Trojans would score in the quarter as East led 29-2.
Chase found more of an offensive rhythm in the second quarter against the Lady Cavs’ bench. McKinney scored four quick points and Demoria Wiley hit a 3. Emily Elgin and Raven Gray each had buckets, but it was a buzzer-beating shot by Kealynn Watkins that allowed Chase to win the quarter, 16-14.
After Alisa Brooks scored the opening basket of the quarter for Chase, East started pressing again and went on a long run. They spread the scoring around in the quarter while the defense held Chase to just that one field goal and led 71-21.
The fourth quarter was more even. McKinney scored on a series of drives in the lane as did Kyra Davis. Gray hit a pair of shots for East as the Lady Cavaliers closed out the 83-38 win.
Camp scored 22 points for East and is now only 13 points shy of 3,000 for her career. McKinney led Chase with 17.