The Cambridge girls are enjoying their best basketball season in recent memory with a 5-2, 9-3 mark entering Wednesday’s game with the Golden Horde of Granville. The Indians behind Helen Mooney’s 18 points kept the momentum going with a 50-28 victory over a scrappy Horde squad.
Cambridge started quickly as Mooney opened the scoring with an inside bucket, a Lynn Brownell steal and score followed, and a Lila Nolan floater off glass gave the Indians a 6-0 lead just 90 seconds in.
A Bridley Nolan free throw at the 4:17 mark gave Cambridge a 10-0 advantage, and Granville took a timeout to talk things over.
Coming out of the timeout the Horde finished the period on an 8-1 run. Brooke Perry scored six of the eight points on a jumper, and a pair of nice drives to the rim, as the quarter closed with Cambridge on top 11-8.
The second stanza unfolded very much like the first as Cambridge put together a 12-0 spurt at the onset.
An elbow jumper from Nolan opened the quarter, while a nice bucket and one by Brownell followed. After a Nolan free throw, Mooney scored on a trail jumper and a put back, and Nolan finished the 12 point spree on a steal and score giving Cambridge a 23-8 spread with 3:00 left in the half.
Granville answered just as they did in the first with, that’s right, another 8-1 run of their own.
A Kate Gilbert put back with 1:40 left started the comeback, and a Perry jumper followed by a pair of Alexis Smith free throws ended the run, and the half with Cambridge in front 24-16.
A slow offensive quarter played out in the third, the Indians putting six on the board, four coming from Mooney, while Gilbert scored three of the four Granville points as the two squads entered the final eight minutes with Cambridge holding 30-20 lead.
The Indians put this one away with yet another big run to start the fourth and this time there would be no answer from the Horde.
A Grace Snyder jumper, followed by back to back scores from Mooney, a Nolan J coming off an in bounds play, and a Mooney steal and score ballooned the lead to 40-22, and Cambridge cruised home to their sixth league win in eight outings.
Perry with 13 points and Gilbert with seven led Granville who will next host the Bengals of Tamarac on Friday night.
Mooney’s 18 points, and Nolan’s 10 paced the Cambridge attack, as the Indians with Uncle Mo on their shoulder travel to Stillwater on Friday for a run with the Warriors.