Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Garland beats Berkner in 5A bi-district playoff
By Travis L. Brown
Gabrielle Wilkins scored 15 points in Garland's bi-district win over Richardson Berkner.
WYLIE, Texas -- The Garland girls basketball team capitalized on the opportunities its defense provided to take down Richardson Berkner, 58-39, in the a 5A bi-district playoff.
The Lady Owls' defense created turnover after turnover, which Garland (24-8) was able to turn into fast-break points throughout the game.
“It’s something we try and do on a daily basis is work on getting easy baskets,” Garland coach Pamela Owens said. “We just try and put a lot of pressure and try to disrupt as much as we can because defense leads to offense.”
Garland held around a 10-point lead throughout the majority of the game, but created a 15-3 run to begin the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.