2022.02.02 Girls Basketball: Briar Woods @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (February 2, 2022) - A non-district matchup in the homestretch of the season usually doesn't mean too much, but tell that to the Broad Run Spartans and the visiting Briar Woods Falcons. Both teams were pumped up for this matchup, and both were in the midst of excellent seasons. At 16-1 and 11-3 overall, respectively, neither team had become anywhere close to accustomed to losing.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.

With all of that said, and with the first quarter very tightly played, no one would have guessed that this game would end with a nearly thirty-point margin of difference, but it did. 

Until the final twelve seconds of the first quarter, neither team seemed capable of breaking loose. Aggressive defense and ferocious defense forced hurried shots and left little room for offensive rebounding--meaning no second shots. Tied at 6-6 with the clock ticking down, Brod Run scored two quick buckets to end the period leading by four, 10-6.

And it was all exponential after that with the Spartans virtually doubling the lead at each break.

The second quarter saw the margin go from 4 to 8, 24-16. In the third quarter it was 16, 40-24. And the final score spoke for itself.

In a way, it didn't really seem like the dominating Broad Run performance the score manifested. The Falcons had their moments, for sure, and took a bite out of the difference at the start of each quarter. But each time Briar Woods got close, the Spartans poured it on again and widened their lead.

Without question, the best performer of the game was the diminutive Spartan Yvonne Lee, who raced up and down the court at full tilt for all thirty-two minutes, leading her team in every way. But that isn't to say that Broad Run is a one-player show. They're not, and any team set to face them in the playoffs will have to contend with a well-balanced, well-coached side.

Final Score: Broad Run 57 - Briar Woods 29 

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