Choctaw girls down Crestview in District 2-6A tourney semifinals

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:49 PM.

With Brittany Brown attacking the lanes, Day posting a stout inside-outside game and Brittany Washington adding 12 points, the Indians had no such scoring woes. Led by a 20-for-35 shooting effort at halftime, the Indians shot 49 percent from the floor for the game and made 4 of 9 3-point attempts. As for turnovers, the Indians committed just eight as part of an unselfish, fluid offense designed around setting up the best possible shot.

“We're trying to play together because we know we're going to need each other in the harder games,” coach Brown said.

From the start the cohesive play was on display.

Brown led off the night with a layup and the Indians never look back. Washington scored 10 points and was 2 for 2 from beyond the arc, Brown and Day each scored eight and the Indians made 13 of 19 shot attempts in the opening quarter to put the Indians comfortably ahead 30-2.

“They have a good squad, but we just came out, set the tone and played hard,” coach Brown said. “We had all week to get ready for this game and I'm proud of the kids.”

In the second quarter, Brittany Brown just asserted the same dominance that drew the attention of Florida State University. The future Seminole scored 14 points and dished out four assists to lead the Indians into the locker room ahead 49-11. To illustrate her effectiveness, her 22 points alone doubled up the Bulldogs. Washington also ended the half outscoring Crestview, which shot 3 of 17 in the 16 minutes, with 12 points.

Out of the locker room it was much of the same. The lead never fell below 33 and predictably coach Brown pulled his starters late in the third with the running clock, which made quick work of the final frame.

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