Cambridge played host to Southern Valley on Tuesday evening for a matchup on the hardwood. The RPAC East Rivals split the games with the Eagles taking the girl's matchup and Cambridge winning the boy's.
Southern Valley dominated the girl's game, beating Cambridge 51-23. The tone was set right away by the Eagles, leading 17-4 after one quarter. The key to the fast start was their pressure defense and physical play. In the second quarter, it was much of the same as the Eagles extended their lead to 38-9 going to the half.
In the third quarter, Southern Valley pressed forward and made the lead larger and going to the fourth quarter the Eagles led 50-15.
Cambridge did get some of their younger players experience in the second half, and so did the Eagles in the fourth period.
Cambridge had a solid game out of Elisabeth Kubik, she scored eight points off the bench. Mallory Springer scored five. The main story in this game for the Trojans was struggling with Southern Valley's pressure. They will look for some ways to combat that because they will see it again this season.
Southern Valley had a duo that led the way on offense, Ann Bose had 20 points and Adi Hunt had 18 points in the game. It's no surprise the Eagles defense was top-notch. Head Coach Richard McDonald has always emphasized that side of the ball.
We caught up with Coach McDonald after the game, check out his comments below.
Cambridge falls to 2-1 and Southern Valley moves to 3-0 in this young season.
In the boy's game, Cambridge clung to a narrow lead most of the game and beat Southern Valley 58-52.
From the get-go you could tell it was going to be a physical game. There were times in that first quarter it looked like Cambridge might pull away and after the opening eight minutes, they led 17-10.
In the second quarter, the offenses really got going as each team put up 17 points apiece and it was 34-27 going to the intermission. There were a couple of times in which Southern Valley got within two and really made life hard on the Trojans in the half-court.
In the third quarter, Southern Valley did cut the deficit, ever so slightly, scoring 13 points while holding Cambridge to 12. We went to the final stanza at 46-40. In the fourth quarter, it was a back-and-forth affair. Southern Valley continued to make it interesting as they would not let the Trojans get ahead by much.
It came down to a couple of timely stops for the Trojan defense and some made free throws that sealed the deal.
Southern Valley was led by Kamden Bose with 20 points. Southern Valley might be 0-3, but they have played a tough schedule and they will nab some wins this season.
Carson Trompke and Brady Ahlemeyer each had 12 points on the night. Brohedy Wood though was tough on the glass and in scoring, he had 20 points to lead the Trojans. We caught up with him after the game.
Cambridge moves to 3-0 on the year.