High School Basketball Blog

On Tuesday the Chopticon girls’ varsity team played host to Northern as the two schools were finally able to face each other after multiple weather delays. After the first half was said and done Chopticon lead Northern 30 to 29. In the second half Chopticon was able to expand on their one-point halftime lead and won the ballgame 35-47.  There were two key factors that allowed Chopticon to turn their one-point lead into a twelve-point victory. Chopticon coach Joe Cook made defensive adjustments during halftime and those adjustments kept Northern’s two leading scores Mackenzie Detoto and Brylin Adams away from the basket for the majority of the second half. They both finished the game with 12 points scored all 12 of Detoto’s came in the first half, 10 of Adams 12 points were also scored in the first half. The second key factor in Chopticon’s win was the turnover differential, Chopticon turned the ball over a total of seven times only twice in the second half while Northern committed nineteen turnovers eight of those occurred in the second half. The turnovers lead to easy transition bucket opportunities for Chopticon and they made the most of nearly every opportunity. The offensive leaders for Chopticon in the second half who cashed in on the transition opportunities Northern gave them were Makenzie VanDevander who scored a total of 13 points 7 in the second half and Anna Resse who finished the night with 10 total points 6 of those points came in second half. Resse and VanDevander were able to step up in second half and take some pressure off Chopticon’s leading scorer of the game Holly Click who lead Chopticon’s offense in first half with 12 first half points. Click continued to find ways to score in second half and when the final buzzer sounded she lead all scorers with 16 points. In the end Chopticon was able to get their first win of the season because they were able to take care of the ball throughout the entire game, and they made the most of the extra opportunities that Northern gave them when Northern turned the ball over as well as make second half adjustments that forced Northern to change up their offensive approach and that allowed Chopticon to control the pace of the second half. This has been your Northern Chopticon post game report keep an eye out for the North Point Leonardtown post game report that will be posted shortly.


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