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High School Basketball:
Timber Creek Opens Group III Tournament Strong Against Moorestown

Thursday, March 6, 2003

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

The Chargers were a determined group of girl's wanting to take full advantage of the position that they were put in during this year's tournament. With their fourth seed, Timber Creek would host their first ever home game against the twelfth seeded Lady Quakers from Moorestown. Right from the opening tip-off, Timber Creek were not looking to be in the news as Moorestown's latest upset victims. All five starting players on the court for the Chargers wanted to touch the ball and score. That determination got Timber Creek the 49-29 win in front of their hometown fans.

With the madness of March upon us, the competition is fierce, as no player wants his or her season to end early. The Quakers were the underdogs in the South Jersey Group 3 girl’s bracket as they were the lowest seed. But don’t tell that to the girl’s on the Moorestown basketball team. The dreaded and sometimes well known five versus the twelfth seeded teams met in the first round. Moorestown upset Lakewood and weren’t done as they were looking to making another run at a higher seeded team.

The Lady Quakers jumped out to an early lead when Liz Weber put Moorestown ahead during the initial minutes of the game. With 5:16 remaining in the quarter, Timber Creek went on a 10-2 run to end the quarter behind the shooting of Kia Davidson and Erin Floyd. Timber Creek would force 9 turnovers in the quarter and a total 12 for the half. Guard Maudess Fulton finally got her first points of the game in the second quarter for Moorestown, but it was the turnovers that caused the Lady Quakers to trial at the half 20-11.

When the second half began, it looked as if the Chargers were going to just run away with this game early when Nikki Wasko nailed a three pointer from the corner. That’s when Allison Tokolish matched those points with her three and Dinari Brown’s basket brought Moorestown within 8 points with 4:24 remaining. But that’s the closest the Quakers would get for the rest of the game. Erin Floyd, who finished with 13-points for the game, went 3 for 3 from the field in the third and her sister Kara contributed 7 second half points opened the scoring for the Chargers. Nikki Wasko was the leading scorer in this game with 14 points for Timber Creek. Moorestown’s Maudess Fulton led the team with 12 points.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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