McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

McGrath helps Bruins nudge out Stallions

photo by Jordan Small

For the first five minutes and 18 seconds of the game, South County and LB were in a tight back and forth game. But on the scoreboard it didn’t show. It wasn’t until there was two minutes and 42 seconds left in the first quarter that anyone was able to get on the board. South County took the early 2-0 lead, but after that the Bruins never looked back. Sophomore Ari Zimmerman hit a 3 pointer just 20 seconds later to put LB up. LB never looked back and was able to hold on to beat South County, 38-36.

Through out most of the game the Bruins struggled getting the rebounds on both sides of the ball. Even though the Bruins had a hard time rebounding, they were able to hold the Stallions to just 13 points in the first half and 36 points overall. Sophomore Kate Esper and freshman Devin Sheridan were a couple bright spots on the defensive side of the ball, getting eight steals and five rebounds respectively.

“We still have to improve on our defense,” head coach John Gianelli said. “Even though we did a pretty good job, we gave up a lot of offensive rebounds.”

On the offensive side of the ball, LB had one of its better games in a while. Senior Christine McGrath led all scorers with 16 points. Sophomore Bailey Edwards contributed 12 points to the Bruins in the win.

“We moved the ball well tonight,” McGrath said. “Usually we make like two passes and then we shoot and tonight we had more of like four or five passes and then shot.”

The Bruins have one more game this coming Tuesday against Woodson before they begin playing the district teams again.

“It’s going to be nice to start getting some home games in,” Gianelli said.

LB takes on Woodson on Tuesday and Annandale on Friday. Both games are at home and start at 7:30.

imagePhotos courtesy of Robert Greenwood