The Glenbrook Lady Apaches improved to 3-4 with a 27-20 win over the Louisiana School of Math & Science Tuesday night.
The Lady Apaches started slow with just one point in the first quarter, but scored 10 in the second quarter to take an 11-8 halftime lead.
They out-scored LSM&S 11-2 in the third quarter and then held on in the fourth to close out the win.
"I told the girls before the game that our goal was to hold them to less than 10 points in the first half," Lady Apaches head coach Gary Harris said. "Well, we got to the locker room and I said 'Congratulations on reaching your goal, but I thought we'd have more than 11.' We didn't do a very good job of attacking the basket and settled for some ill advised shots and thus the one-point first period. We cannot do that against other teams on our schedule and expect to win."
The Lady Apaches came out of the locker room at the half and turned up the defensive pressure.
"The pressure caused them some problems and that led to some easy baskets for us," Harris said. "We needed that cushion late because they made a run at us. But I'm proud of the girls for finishing it out and getting the win."
Kate Tracy led the Lady Apaches with nine points and Macie Branch dropped in six. Catherine Willis scored four points and Melody Hanson, Rayla Hardaway each had three. Keely Kidd dropped in two.
"Defensively, this was one of our better efforts," Harris said. " I thought we only had a few real breakdowns on defense. And we limited them to only one shot on most possessions, something we've struggled a lot with at times this year. But we have to develop some scoring inside. Right now we're too dependent on outside shooting and not getting the 15-20 points per game inside that we need to win games against quality teams."