Quick start fades in Sandy's loss to Barlow

GIRLS BASKETBALL - The Bruins take control with a 17-8 run to start the second half
by: Darrell Jackson, Sandy's Lynsey Bender takes aim at a shot during the Pioneers' loss to Barlow on Friday night.

After trailing at the end of the first quarter, the Barlow girl's basketball team erupted to defeat Sandy 63-48 last night at Sandy high school.

After the first quarter, Barlow started to pressure defensively and forced Sandy into 36 turnovers. Barlow never trailed after the first quarter and was led by Elke Neuenschwander's 13 points.

In the second quarter, Barlow's Lacey Ali hit a short jump shot, then stole the inbounds pass and fired the ball to Aimee Oretger who hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute left to give the Bruins the 27-20 halftime lead.

'I think that 3-pointer kind of took the wind out of our sails,' Sandy coach Renee Aschoff said. 'The girls struggled after that and we just couldn't hit a shot.'

Barlow proceeded to come out in the third and outscore the Pioneers 17-8.

• In boys action, Barlow beat Sandy 72-44 pulling away in the second half after building an 11-point lead at the intermission. Tommy D'Aboy and Ben Hopper paced the Pioneers with 11 points apiece.

Look for extended basketball coverage in the Wednesday, Feb. 2, issue of the Sandy Post.