Dresden girls' strong effort not enough to eliminate Bradford
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:29 pm
A quiet offensive effort in the second quarter by the Lady Lions coupled with Bradford's consistent showing at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter helped bring an end to the Dresden High School girls basketball season.
Bradford, the district's top seed, pulled away in the fourth for a 57-37 win over the Dresden Lady Lions in the District 14-A Tournament quarterfinals Monday night at Bradford.
The loss ended the DHS season, while Bradford advanced to a semifinal date vs. Gleason at 6 on Thursday night at Trenton.
Dresden, the No. 7 seed, posted 10 points on the board in the first quarter, but Bradford managed a 14-10 lead a frame.
The Lady Lions went cold in the second stanza, managing just four points, while the host Lady Devils tripled that output for a 26-14 halftime lead.
The Lady Lions turned the tide back in their favor in the third quarter, notching 16 points to cut the BHS lead to 37-30 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the host Lady Devils used the free-throw line to their advantage and continually stretched their lead. Bradford outscored Dresden 20-7 in the quarter for a 57-37 win.
Erica Glisson led Dresden scorers with 15 points in her final high school hardcourt appearance, while Marlee Mason and Jesica Parsley each chipped in 10 points. For the Lady Red Devils, Jasmine Morgan led the way with 23 points.
The Dresden girls conclude their season with a 9-17 record.
Lady Lions playing their final basketball game in a Dresden uniform included Marlee Mason, Hannah Wade and Erica Glisson.
District 14-A Basketball
Feb. 16 at Bradford
Dresden (37) — Erica Glisson 15, Marlee Mason 10, Jesica Parsley 10, Alex Glisson 2.
Bradford (57) — Jasmine Morgan 23, Molly Wallsmith 14, Erica Oliver 14, Jackilann Street 4, Kelsey Bratton 2.
3-pointers: Dresden — Parsley (2), E. Glisson; Bradford — Wallsmith (2).
Records: Dresden 9-17 ( District 14-A), Bradford 21-6.