Paint Branch Girls Fly’s Past The Richard Montgomery Rockets

20121213_JVN_7295 20121213_JVN_7316In the 3rd game of the regular season the Paint Branch Panthers were hosted by The  Richard Montgomery Rockets. The Lady Panthers got off to quick start, scoring quickly, and going on a 8-0 run, getting to the basket at will. Richard Montgomery had a hard time trying to finish at the basket, and turning over the ball often. As the quarter went on the Lady Rocket started to capitalize on their opportunities and get back in the game early. Paint Branch #3 Deysia Harris was piling the stat sheet doing it all for her team, including setting up open jumpers for her teammates, 12-19 Paint Branch up at the end of first. Early off in the 2nd Richard Montgomery started off with a good run and better defense, Paint Branch continued to play good defense and score off of forced turnovers. #3 Deysia Harris on Paint Branch continued playing great, getting the ball to teammates, and stealing the ball. Richard Montgomery stepped their play up playing better defense, and forcing turnovers; going into halftime the score was RM-26 PB-28.

To start the second half Paint Branch came out playing like they did early off in the game with their aggressive attacking style play extending their lead to 17 with a little over 2 minutes left in the 3rd In a one-sided quarter. At the end of the 3rd the score was PB-38 RM-54 Early off in the 4th Paint Branch started to pull away as Richard Montgomery started to turn the ball over and get out rebounded and out hustled as a team allowing the Lady Panthers to continue extending their lead to 24 points. They continued to dominate the 4th quarter with an up tempo style play just doing everything better than the Lady Rockets, and ended up being too much for the Lady Rockets to handle.

Final Score Richard Montgomery HS 46 Paint Branch HS 72

Story by Devaunte Morgan

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