• Girls Basketball: CCS Division IV Playoffs Second Round Preview

    After defeating Oceana in the first round of the CCS division IV playoffs, the Breakers will now focus their attention on number 5 seed Half Moon Bay.

    Half Moon Bay finished off their regular season with an overall record of 19-7, and finished second in the Peninsula Athletic League North Division, which happens to be the same division that Oceana is in.

    The Cougars averaged a whopping 51 points a game this season, only scoring less than 45 points five times. However, four of those five games were losses.

    “We’re a defensive team, so we got to focus on our defense,” Allie Patton said about the Breakers playing at Half Moon Bay.

    The defense continues to be the Breakers secret weapon, as they used it against Oceana well in the first half, while their offense was finding rhythm. In the first half, all of the scoring came from Allie Patton and Jessica Matthews, but as the game rolled into the second half, the rest of the team starting getting involved. “We saw that we got to run our offense,” Patton said. When the Breakers ran the offense, they continually found open players to extend their lead.

    This is the third straight year that Half Moon Bay has made the CCS division IV playoffs. The last two years they lost in the second round after routing an MTAL team in the first.

    On paper, this game looks like a pretty even match-up, but with Pacific Grove’s strong defense and timely scoring, they stand a great chance of advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals.

    Allie Patton added that “our goals are to stay communicating and talk on defense and we got to believe in each other and rely on each other for Thursday. If we stay level headed and rely on our teammates, we’ll do pretty well.”

    The Breakers (19-6, 12-2) will play at Half Moon Bay (19-7, 9-3) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 26, 2015

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