The Carson Graham Eagles girls’ squad did not don the Harlemesque outfits of the boys’ team, however they didn't need the loud stripes to get off to a strong start against Holy Cross. They kept HC pointless until about 4 minutes into the first quarter. #11 from Carson Graham, Metcalfe, was a tall force to be reckoned with down low: she would finish the first half with 16 points.
With four minutes left in the first half, Metcalfe had a beauty drop-step into the key for a lay in, increasing Carson Graham's lead to 18. Holy Cross's turnovers cost them late in the half. Halftime score: Carson 39-Holy Cross 12.
Carson came out after halftime with the same eagerness to score as they did the first-Metcalfe had a nice back door pass to Allan early in the third quarter, leading Allan to shoot two from the line. This took Carson up 42-12 against HC. Holy Cross brought out a full-court press to start the fourth quarter which gave Carson some troubles and created a few turnovers, allowing HC to score two baskets.
Holy Cross forced a couple of shot clock violations on Carson but didn't manage to capitalize on them. A deep three by Carson's Baguinon took them up 55-18 with 5 minutes left in the game. What HC did capitalize on was their full-court press, causing a turnover by Carson's guards, allowing them to go on a 6-2 run.
In the end, Carson's zone defence was too much for Holy Cross. Final score: Carson Graham 61-Holy Cross 27.