St. Edward speeds past Reed-Custer for sectional crown
Mar 7, 2015 4:03 AM -
St. Edward boys basketball coach PJ White and his staff theorized as to how to slow high-scoring Reed-Custer's offense, but he said the attack plan wasn't finalized until right before Friday's Class 2A El Paso-Gridley sectional final. St. Edward's two-pronged approach to limiting an offense that entered the Sweet 16 averaging 89 points per game? First, keep Reed-Custer from launching 50 3-pointers like it did in a sectional semifinal win over Illiana Christian. Second, send the Comets to the free-throw line so often they would leave a tail brighter than Halley's. The Green Wave brain trust suspected Reed-Custer was vulnerable at the foul line. The strategy played out to near perfection in an 85-69 St. Edward victory. The Wave limited the run-and-shoot Comets -- who sank 19 3-pointers in their semifinal win -- to 10-of-29 shooting from 3-point range and they missed 16 of 27 free-throw attempts.