By Jerry Del Priore
Coaching and fans alike say it’s pretty tough to beat the same team three times in the season. But top-seeded Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology girls basketball refused to buy into the old adage, as it blew by No. 9 Spring Creek, 50-20, in the Class B quarterfinals game at Hebrew Educational Society’s Gym in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Not pleased with his club’s performance last week, head coach Michael Lloyd said that a solid week of practice helped correct the problems that plagued the Lady Jets in their last game — a 51-34 victory over American Studies.
“We are going to the Final Four,” a happy Lloyd said after the contest. “We played better, we had a good week of practice. We missed a few layups in the first half, but we played a much better second half. All the stuff we did last week, as far mistakes go, we didn’t do this week.”
The tilt began competitively enough, with the Lady Jets jumping out to a 11-7 lead in the first period.
However, BHSLT went into lockdown mode, outscoring the Lady Ravens, 16-2, in the second quarter for a 27-9 advantage at the break.
The pounding continued into the third period, as the Lady Jets’ defense blanked Spring Creek, with a tough pressing effort, while their offense tacked on 14 points to swell their lead to a commanding 41-9 advantage.
Though the Lady Ravens posted 11 to BHSLT’s nine points, it wasn’t nearly enough to overtake the dominate, athletic squad, as it won the affair in convincing fashion.
Sophomore Barbara Bruno drained a game-high 14 points, while sophomore Kaila Dawkins and junior Kiya Marquez contributed 13 apiece.
Junior Aniyah Williams poured in a team-best nine points for Spring Creek.
The Lady Jets will face winner of the Eleanor Roosevelt–High School for Construction game, which will take place tomorrow at JHS 167 (Wagner M.S.) at 6:30 p.m.
The semifinals are set for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at York College in Jamaica, Queens.
Watch Sophomore Barbara Bruno take it to the hoop for the And One in video below.