Following a flurry of offense two weeks ago against Bel Air, the Digital Harbor Lady Rams shifted their focus to defense heading into a Baltimore City showdown against Northwestern. It worked, as the Lady Rams defeated the Wildcats 69-15 last Tuesday.Digital’s defense allowed Northwestern to score first, but that was the only lead Northwestern would have. The Lady Rams picked up their game and finished the quarter leading 14-4.
During the second quarter, Digital’s defense dominated Northwestern’s offense, and the Lady Rams extended their lead to 30. Junior Jaida Scarborough led the defense with three steals, in addition to her five points. Scarborough echoed her coach’s philosophy.
“A great defense makes a great offense,” she said.
Coming back from halftime with confidence, junior MiQuera Lewis kicked off the second half with an emphatic block. She finished the game with two blocks, a steal, and six points.
Junior A’Lexus Harrison, Digital Harbor’s standout forward and a Maryland commit, played the first half. She finished with ten points, a block, and a steal.
Digital Harbor coach Patrick McDonald, also an English teacher at the school, used a classroom-inspired metaphor to describe his team’s improvement.
“Last time [against Bel Air] they were a sentence. This time, they were a paragraph,” he said.
The Lady Rams played again on Friday, defeating Forest Park 76-11.
by Fatima Diallo
Fatima Diallo and John Caldwell are students in Digital Harbor High School’s journalism class. The Baltimore Guide is pleased to feature work by outstanding students in community schools.