Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.

Garrison Forest downs Beth Tfiloh in girls basketball

Garrison Forest coach Nick Burns approached his team's game against Beth Tfiloh Thursday with extreme trepidation.

The Grizzlies hadn't played a game for 12 days because of the holiday break.

"I was worried about our conditioning," Burns said. "Instead of fading away in the second half, we pulled away."

Indeed. Visiting Garrison used a 14-2 run in the third quarter to take control en route to a 34-26 victory in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference game.

Sophomore forward Aliyah Smith totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Teammate Luci Shepherd, a junior center, contributed nine points and nine rebounds.

Senior guard Izzi Shapiro paced Beth Tfiloh with 11 points.

The Warriors kept things close in the first half.

After Garrison (5-4 overall, 3-2 league) took a 11-7 lead late in the first quarter, Beth Tfiloh opened the second quarter on a 5-0 spurt to take a 12-11 advantage with 4:31 remaining.

The Grizzlies, however, closed the quarter on a 6-1 run go ahead 17-13 — the halftime score.

Then, Garrison took over the third quarter, going on a 12-0 tear to begin the period. Smith had six points during that stretch. 

"We usually have Aliyah playing outside, but we put her under the basket in the second half," Burns said of the small forward. "I think that was the key to the game."

Beth Tfiloh coach Sonya Howell said poor third quarters have doomed  her Warriors (3-6, 1-4).

"Third quarters have been very tough for us all year long," Howell said. "We come out and are not aggressive for some reason."   

Megan Blibaum (6 points), Allie Gibbons (4) and Jillian Newton (3) also scored for Garrison.

Hannah Mauer (6), Noa Cardin (4), Marisa Kassimir (2), Sara Beth Adler (2), Tail Vogelstein (2) and Lindsay Hurwitz (1) accounted for the rest of Beth Tfiloh's points.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Police shootings spur workers compensation awards
    Police shootings spur workers compensation awards

    Ever since her bipolar, unarmed son was shot and killed during a struggle with Baltimore police, Marcella Holloman has felt a sense of soul-crushing loss. She breaks out into shakes, and feels angry all the time. She sees other happy families — and resents them.

  • Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool
    Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool

    Federal health regulators picked Johns Hopkins Medicine on Friday to lead development of a Web-based tool to train doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the protocols they should follow when treating patients with, or at risk of contracting, Ebola.

  • Police search Towson U office of rabbi
    Police search Towson U office of rabbi

    Police searching the Towson University office of a prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of secretly recording women in a ritual bath found a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including a computer charger, a clock and a tissue box, according to a...

  • In rare move, hands-on Ulman seeks job as No. 2
    In rare move, hands-on Ulman seeks job as No. 2

    Democrat Ken Ulman, dressed in Lucky jeans and a polo shirt, strode to the entrance of Robinson Nature Center, excited to give a tour of one of his favorite accomplishments as Howard County executive.

  • Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'
    Rutherford known for 'making the trains run on time'

    Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values.

  • Sun endorsement: Brown for governor
    Sun endorsement: Brown for governor

    Our view: The race presented a difficult choice, but we believe the lieutenant governor would be better able to enact the changes needed to maintain Md.'s prosperity