As we’ve said about the Cambridge Indians it’s a question of when, not if. When will they put together a run that gives them a lead after they’ve trailed, or give them total command of the game. Last night at Shenendehowa in a girls Class C regional semifinal it once again was the latter.
With their defense fueling the Cambridge transition game the Indians quick feet, active hands and most importantly their length turned Madrid Waddington over time and again in the second period leading to runouts and a 25-5 advantage in the quarter. That gave Cambridge a commanding 40-14 lead at the break and the rest was simply bookkeeping as the Indians posted a 59-31 victory and moved on to the regional final on Saturday at noon at Beekmantown High School where they’ll face Moriah from Section VII.
Cambridge buried six triples and placed three players in doubles with Sophie Phillips scoring 19 points, Lily Phillips 13 and Stasia Epler 10 points.
But defense put this game in win column for the Indians, there 22nd “W” in 23 outings, and defense travels.
Sometimes jump shots get lost in the spacious arenas teams play on this time of year, but traps, resulting in tipped balls that lead to transition buckets plays anywhere. It’ll play next at high noon in Beekmantown on Saturday where Cambridge sits one win away from a return trip to the state Final Four.