Carolina Forest High School's Julia Crews entered Friday's varsity girls basketball game against Sumter averaging just over 20 points a game.
So Sumter debuted a box-and-one on Crews
with Tiosha Vaughn doing the majority of the dirty work.
It worked to near-perfection.
made just 3 of 19 shots and was limited to eight points as Sumter dominated CF 52-39 at the SHS gym.
We just wanted to take her
(Crews) out of the flow of the game.
"It was the first time we ran the box all season," she
a very strong player, but Tiosha did a great job.
I was very surprised in how we did in the box."
made just 2 of 11 shots in the first half and was held to just five points as Vaughn ran through or around every pick that CF threw at her
to try and free its star.
Despite their star being held in check, however, the Lady Panthers trailed just 23-22 at the half.
also had six turnovers.
frustration was evident at the end of the game as she
was forcing hurried three-point shots in the closing minutes.
"We worked on it (box-and-one) in practice (on Thursday)," said Vaughn, who guarded Crews
for 25 minutes, 33 seconds of the 32 minutes.
Shanice Cooper, Sutton Watson and Jordan Webb guarded Crews
the remaining 6:27 of the game.