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Kenwood pressure proves too much for RB girls

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 10:44 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 4:15 p.m. CST

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Brookfield girls basketball team hung with Kenwood's quickness and relentless pressure for a while, but ultimately couldn't keep up with the Broncos.

Kenwood eliminated the host Bulldogs from the state playoffs by defeating RB 69-55 in a Class 4A regional final Thursday night.

"I think it was more about them tonight than it was about us," RB coach Dallas Till said. "They're super athletic. I knew that coming in. We prepared for it. We knew it was coming. They were playing at a different speed tonight."

The first half featured eight lead changes, but the Broncos ended the half on a 10-1 run to take a 35-28 lead into the break. The Bulldogs got within four at 38-34 midway through the third quarter, but got no closer.

Janae Dabney led RB, which finished the season 25-7, with 22 points. Freshman Samantha Bloom managed 18 points in what she admitted was an off shooting night.

"I've played a lot of big games, but it was nervewrecking," Bloom said. "The sixth man [student section], we've never had that. We were all shaky. I think we played good. We played our hearts out. We left it all out on the court."

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