October 22, 2014

Pinconning adjusts at half to put W-P away

Tim Barnum
W-P's Jordan Maxwell goes down for a loose ball and the Pinconning players swarm around her.
Tim Barnum
The Spartans' Lauren Look tries to create some space, as the Cardinals' Snowy Decaen closes in on her.
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Pinconning's Dana Mayer attempts to distort the view of W-P's Jordan Maxwell during an inbound.
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PINCONNING — The lady Spartans had their share of issues early on Thursday night, and had to deal with W-P's skilled guards, but in the end, Pinny was still victorious, topping the Cardinals 49-38.

“In the first half, we were in too much of a hurry,” Pinconning coach Joe Herek said, adding the lead was only seven points at the break. “In the second half, we ran our offense the way I wanted it to run and we took our time.”

Defensively, the Pinconning team also made some adjustments.

“We were playing a zone in the second half,” he said. Despite the switch to the zone defense, Herek added the Spartans just couldn’t ground one Cardinal who was flying high all night.

“(Emily) Forton was driving … if she wasn’t scoring she was getting fouled,” Herek said, adding W-P’s sophomore guard played the whole game and registered 16 points in the second half. “The fact that drive right in there, I was impressed.

“She’s a good looking ball player,” he added.

Leading the Spartans on offense was Chelsea Adcock, who scored 14, and Jessica Vidalez, who added 11. Cassidy Vieau ripped down 11 rebounds on the night.

The Cardinals guards put up big numbers, as Forton finished with 20 points and Jordan Maxwell put in 15. However, the rest of the team was only to contribute three points in the loss.

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