Drury girls get defensive, beat Mount Everett hoops 50-29


SHEFFIELD -- Drury's girls basketball team took advantage of Mount Everett's foul trouble Friday night, limiting the Eagles' shots in the second half and leaving Sheffield with a 50-29 win.

The Blue Devil defense allowed just six Mount Everett field goals.

"We're not much of a pressing team, and we try to just defend in the half-court, contain any dribble penetration," Drury coach Jay Meehan said. "Tonight, it just seemed to work in the second half."

Destiny Crews led the Blue Devils (2-3) with 10 points, with freshman Sarah Lamarre scoring eight more.

"We've been trying to get her to be just a little more aggressive, attacking the basket and looking for her shot," Meehan said.

Hannah Herrick led all scorers with 13 points for the Eagles (3-1). Mount Everett, though, found itself in foul trouble in the first half, and Drury went inside on offense for most of the second half. The Blue Devils turned what had been just a three-point halftime lead into a rout with a 19-5 third quarter.

Eagles coach Scott Rote said his team played a great defensive game, but ran into another great defense.

"The second half ... they [Drury] came with full-court traps, and we had some turnovers in the backcourt," Rote said. "When we were trying to put some pressure on their guards, we were just getting beat inside."


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