2A region basketball: Lakeland Christian 48, Brooks-DeBartolo 45

LAKELAND — Despite turning the ball over 39 times, Lakeland Christian defeated Brooks-DeBartolo 48-45 in a Class 2A region quarterfinal Thursday.

Brooks-DeBartolo had a chance to tie with five seconds left but a jumper by Vintoria Hopps hit the left side of the rim as the buzzer sounded.

The Phoenix (19-17) had no answer for 6-foot-1 Christin Strawbridge, who had 31 points and 11 rebounds, including all nine of the Vikings' (15-10) points in the third quarter.

"Our goal was to get (Brooks-DeBartolo) in foul trouble tonight," Vikings coach Tim Strawbridge said. "I wanted the girls to grow in discipline, passion and intensity this year and I felt like they have done that." Two players fouled out for the Phoenix.

"The big girl (Strawbridge) killed us tonight," Phoenix coach Dexter Bryant said.

The Ledger

2A region basketball: Lakeland Christian 48, Brooks-DeBartolo 45 02/10/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:14am]

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