Fallston routs Edgewood with 31-point second half

January 13, 1993|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Staff Writer

Fallston's quick zone defense held Edgewood scoreless in the third quarter, and the Cougars went on to a 51-22 rout in a Harford County league game yesterday.

The Cougars (5-3 overall, 2-0 league) used their 1-2-2 zone to run up 23 unanswered points. Down 20-12 at halftime, the Rams missed their next 12 shots; Fallston held them scoreless for the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Edgewood (6-3, 2-1) had 10 turnovers during the run, and Fallston scored off six of them.

Candy Credito led the Cougars with 13 points and eight rebounds, as well as three steals and three assists.

Fallston coach Nancy Ferguson said she wasn't happy with her team's shot selection in the first half. She let them know at halftime.

"I told them they were playing a whale of a defensive game and they were only up by eight points," Ferguson said. "We missed too many easy shots, and I said, 'You just gave Edgewood the momentum.' They had to be pretty happy going into halftime only down eight."

The Cougars came out and hit 10 of their next 16 shots, including seven in a row.

Sophomore guard Lori Heffley led the charge with six points; Credito, Suzy Harrison and Cindy Jenkins added four each. Jenkins, who also had five assists, closed out the quarter with back-to-back baseline jumpers that gave the Cougars a 38-12 lead.

Pam Toth added a layup, and Jenny Weber hit three free throws to run the Cougars' lead to 43-12 in the fourth quarter before Edgewood scored again.

The Rams, missing their top inside player Nichole Wilson, shot just 16 percent from the field and rarely got the shots they wanted.

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