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January 23, 2013

Pojo drops decision to District 6-3A leader

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By GREG WEBB

SPRINGTOWN — Both varsity Springtown basketball teams came into Tuesday’s matches with a firm hold on second place, hoping to use home court to blemish Kennedale’s District 6-3A record.

The SHS girls were making a strong case for an upset in the first half — until the Kennedale full-court press took control of the match after the break, resulting in a 74-51 win for the Lady Wildcats.

In a game seeing few half-court setups for either side, offenses were related to perpetual transitional offense. Kennedale began applying its full-court defense in the second quarter, after Springtown took an 18-17 advantage to end the first.

The Lady Wildcats reeled off seven-straight points, all off of turnovers, when the defensive pressure took hold.

But toward the middle of the period before the break, the Lady Porcupines had a few steals and were able to navigate downcourt against the trapping defense, to get   within three points at the half.

The physical play of the first half was well-illustrated by double technical fouls in the final half-minute of play. Loose balls were followed by aggressive scrambling for ownership. By night’s end, there were well over 40 total fouls called in the contest.

Third-quarter play turned nasty for the Pojo ladies nearly from their opening possession of the half, as the Kennedale coach never called off the full-court pressure, even after taking a double-digit lead, and increasing the margin throughout.

The Springtown offense was relegated to flurries down the court when outlet passes found its speedy guards with a little bit of room. But the fast breaks were the exception, with the Kennedale traps yielding a slew of Pojo turnovers, and converted into points.

Brooklyn and Becca Dauenhauer led Springtown’s scoring, with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

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