Burlington Central nails down conference title
Jan 26, 2013 8:05 PM -
Burlington Central girls basketball coach Mark Smith took his team to see DePaul's women, the team Smith's daughter Kelsey plays for, take on Providence last weekend as a team bonder for the Rockets. "They just let it fly," said Smith of Doug Bruno's Blue Demons. "Our girls were like, hey coach ...' So we decided if they've got an open shot, let them take it." Rocket freshman Shelby Holt had a bunch of open shots in Saturday's first quarter at Richmond-Burton. She took them. And made them. Holt, who was sick and did not play against Richmond in BC's 22-point win Dec. 18, hit an uncanny five 3-pointers in the first quarter on 7 attempts, on her way to six 3s for the day and a game-high 21 points as BC took down Richmond 56-34 to claim the outright championship of the Big Northern East, Central's first conference title since 2006-07. It's also the first conference crown for Smith, the veteran coach who is in his first year at Central.