Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Playoffs: Greenbrier advances in convincing fashion

Greenbrier, fresh off a region tournament championship, defeated Carver 86-54
in the first round of the state playoffs Tuesday.  Above is my (video) game report.

Taylor scored 21 in Tuesday's win

Watching Greenbrier dismantle Carver Tuesday in the first round of the AAAAA state playoffs, I discovered I've been right in thinking I have been missing out on seeing great basketball by not following the Lady Wolfpack.  Senior Morgan Taylor led a fast paced attack fueled by an active defense and a relentless assault on the basket by sophomore Destiny Marshall and her. The home team scored in transition after steals and stops often faster than I could record the action.

When Taylor wasn't attacking,
Marshall applied the pressure.
The contributions came from everywhere.  Sophomore center Sydney Grayden put back teammates' misses.  Senior Jennifer McMahan ignited fast breaks with defensive rebounds and outlet passes, and Taylor usually either finished or found teammate Marshall for an uncontested layup.

The Lady Wolfpack are one of three local AAAAA teams (Cross Creek and Grovetown are the other two) who moved into the "sweet sixteen" round of the state playoffs.  Friday's opponent is yet to be determined.  Stay tuned as I attempt to follow the Lady Wolfpack and the other local boys and girls teams through the playoffs.

1 comment:

  1. Sincere apologies to Morgan Taylor for calling her Morgan Bryant here and on Facebook. What a dummy I am. I think I've changed it everywhere. Let me know if you see it somewhere.