North Sand Mountain pulls away from Westbrook
Thu. February 16, 2012 at 11:25 p.m. | By Times Staff
Westbrook Christian's Mary Katherine Catanzaro drives on North Sand Mountain's Kennedy George during their Class 2A Northeast Sub-regional game Thursday. (Photo by Nick Johnston | Gadsden Times)
RAINBOW CITY — Increasing ball pressure from North Sand Mountain spelled disaster for Westbrook Christian on Thursday night, as the Warriors fell to the Bison 69-36 in a Class 2A sub-regional playoff game.
Westbrook started strong, leading 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, but North Sand Mountain rallied in the second to claim a 29-22 halftime advantage.
“They (North Sand Mountain) put the pressure on and never let up,” Westbrook coach Barry Ryan said. “We had a lot of turnovers during the game. If I had to guess, I’d say around 25.”
The Bison turned up the heat during the third quarter.
During that 8 minute span, North Sand Mountain held Westbrook to only seven points while scoring 28 of their own to take a commanding 57-29 into the final frame.
Peighton Streip was the lone scorer in double-digits for the Warriors, scoring 10 points on the night. North Sand Mountain was led by
Keely Ellison with a game-high 14 points. Savannah Guffey added 11 points in the win.
The Warriors finished their season at 14-12, while the Bison advanced to Jacksonville to play in next week’s Northeast Regional basketball tournament.