St. Timothy's takes AIS B title, 28-19

February 18, 1994|By Rich Scherr

For three quarters of yesterday's Association of Independent Schools B Division championship game at Bryn Mawr, top-seeded St. Timothy's struggled to make its full-court press work against scrappy Towson Catholic.

In the final quarter of a tight contest, it finally did.

St. Timothy's held the Owls scoreless over the final 9:40, forcing 12 turnovers and holding them to 0-for-9 shooting from the field en route to a 28-19 win to give the team its first AIS title.

"What made the difference, I think, was when we picked up the full-court press," said St. Timothy's coach John Bonn. "We were a little soft in it during the first half, but we really picked up our pressure in the fourth quarter."

With the game tied at 19 late in the third quarter, St. Timothy's took the lead for good on Kate Rowland's layup. It extended its lead to six onMarianna Valladares' 10-footer and Missy Cramer's subsequent steal and layup early in the fourth quarter.

Forward Gillian Schreiber led the winners with 10 points, and Cramer added eight.

"Our press worked really well," said Cramer. "It's really one of our best defenses. It just feels great to win."

The victory avenged St. Timothy's' 31-28 loss to Towson Catholic earlier this season.

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