Wednesday, February 20, 2013

PH girls see season end again at hands of Cosby...

Cosby, for the second straight year, brought the Patrick Henry girls basketball team's season to a very sudden halt.

Using height in the paint and utilizing relentless half-court defensive pressure, the Patriots could never find an offensive rhythm, while Cosby scored transition buckets off turnovers, building a 22-point lead by halftime en route to an easy 68-31 win.

The Titans, ahead 13-6 after one, pushed on the accelerator on both ends of the floor, going deep into their bench to keep fresh legs attacking the Patriot offense. A pivotal 14-2 run, helped in part by Cosby drawing free throws on almost every Patriot foul in the half, gave the Titans (26-1) breathing room.

Cosby kept it up after intermission, leading 51-28 after three, as only Summer Price, Amber Lee, and Rachel Adams had scored for the Patriots. Jasmine Pinder scored her only two points of this, her final PH game, at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, the game's outcome long decided.

Price led the Patriots with 14 points, and Lee added 11.

The Patriots finish the season with a 21-6 record and only lose the Pinder twins, Jasmine and Tyler, to graduation. Summer Price, the Colonial District Player of the Year and a first-team All-Central Region selection, will return a core that includes Amber Lee, Ashley Samuels, Rachel Adams, India Coles, and Chantell Gordon.

And, with a core group of developing players ready to come up from JV to contribute, and it looks promising that success will continue for the Patriot girls in the new "Conference 16" in the "5A North" Classification.

Now, relive the Mills Godwin Miracle with interviews from Summer Price and head coach Phillip Cobb!

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