Moorefield Girls Basketball buzzed to a 15-nil lead commencing the Hardy Girls Hardwood Showdown and set traps to ensnare the Cougars forcing 32 turnovers creating a 71-22 victory over East Hardy in the Hive last Thursday.
“We want to create pressure on the offense. We might not get the initial steal, but we keep coming at you and that wears on a team,” Moorefield coach Paul Keplinger remarked.
“With our length and athletic ability we started using this defense midway through the year. It’s good to be able to change the defense to attack the offense with different looks.”
There were two jump balls in the opening minute of the contest and a steal by Moorefield’s Cherish Moore prior to Anna Riggleman going to the free throw line missing both attempts and East Hardy’s Chelsea Keller grabbed the rebound.
After a foul during a trap, the Cougars walked in the next trapping situation.
Moore netted the initial point of the game at the free throw line for the Yellow Jackets at the 6:34 mark.
East Hardy’s Katee Short snatched the board and Moorefield’s Lexi Gilhuys deflected the pass out of bounds moments before making a steal and dashing in for a layup at 6:22, 3-nil.
Moorefield’s Lindsey Rinker came away with a steal on a trap and completed an old-fashioned three-point play just
The Cougars host Pendleton County tomorrow for the regular season finale.