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Defense is key to success, failure for Medical Lake girls


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake defenders Emily Bonsant (22) and Maleeka Wegner (20) work to stop Newport's Holly Malsbury during last Friday's 44-39 win over the Grizzlies.

If there appeared to be a common thread that wove its way through last week's games for Medical Lake's girl's basketball team it would be defense.

When the Cardinals won as they did 44-39 at home against Newport they played great D. When they lost, as happened last Tuesday 59-30 at Freeman or Saturday to Lakeside 57-16 in Suncrest, getting stops was the game changer.

"We had too many defensive breakdowns, gave them too many open shots and let them beat us down the court on the break," Medical Lake head coach Carey Schwarzer said of the Freeman game in which the Scotties jumped to a 17-4 fi...

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