Basketball is known as a game of runs where teams score a quick flurry of points while defensively holding their opponents in check. On Tuesday night in Cambridge the Indians put one together that seemed more like an avalanche, giving Cambridge complete control early, on their way to the easy 60-33 victory over Greenwich.
At the 4:05 mark in the first period after a Molly Brophy putback for the Witches, the home squad held a 7-6 advantage. At that point the Indians started the downhill roll over their guests.
Lili Phillips buried a wing triple and on the next offensive trip Fiona Mooney scored on a putback.
After a Maddie Brophy bucket for Greenwich, the Indians onslaught intensified.
Sophie Phillips drilled a corner three, steals and scores by both Phillip twins, a slashing drive from Lily and a long two from the top by Stasia Epler closed the period with Cambridge in front at 23-10.
The extended run continued in the second as Cambridge time and again turned the Witches over and cashed the extra possessions in for points.
An Epler jumper, a driving score from Sophie, and a transition bucket by Lily extended the Cambridge spread to 29-10 at the 5:00 mark of the quarter.
Next came a corner three from Lily, a drop step score by Mooney and a trio of driving scores from Sophie, the last coming on a pretty left handed release off glass giving the Indians a 40-11 cushion with 2:40 remaining in the half.
Greenwich scored the last for points of the period while Cambridge cooled off, and the Witches began the third quarter with an Eliza Jordan jumper followed by a corner three from Marquita Gutasy trimming the deficit to 40-19.
But the Indians closed the period on an 11-4 spurt highlighted by five points from Mooney on an inside bucket and a corner trey as Cambridge, in command, coasted from there to the impressive “W”.
At night’s end Molly Brophy with 10 points led the Witches who with the loss slip to 2-5, 7-5 on the year.
Cambridge saw three players post doubled figures with Sophie Phillips scoring 18, Lily 16 and Mooney adding 13 points for the 6-1, 8-1 Indians squad.