RALEIGH – Here’s our rapid reaction after Cardinal Gibbons defeated Chapel Hill 48-42 Saturday afternoon in a Carolina 3-A conference game:
HOW THE GAME WAS WON
The Crusaders were able to create pressure with their full court pressure. Once Cardinal Gibbons grabbed the lead, the Crusaders were able to maintain it with rebounds that allowed them to take more time off the clock late in the fourth quarter and produce second-chance points. Turnovers also became a factor, as the Crusaders forced the Tigers into 18 turnovers in the second half.
Cardinal Gibbons spent the majority of halftime figuring out how to attack Chapel Hill’s matchup zone that was followed by half-court traps. At one point, the Crusaders did a nice job of attacking the bucket once they broke the trap. The resulted in forward Ali Glaser, who had 12 points, to get good looks at the basket with just one defender on her.