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April 12, 2013

NHSI girls championship

Following are extras associated with the article Dr. Phillips uses brain and brawn to seize NHSI crown, published with permission by i95Ballerz.com.

The game in question was 62-45 Dr. Phillips (FL) win over Spaulding (MD) in the National High School Invitational girl's championship
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Where he learned it: "I actually picked up a book" said Dr. Phillips head man Anthony Jones, of how he learned his almost exclusive 1-1-3 matchup zone defense. " I graduated from Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. My Dad was an assistant coach in high school. I did go to University of Florida. When graduated, I got a job at Dr. Phillips High School, where I was the boy's assistant coach.

"I just picked up a book, and it talked about all multiple defenses, and I found something nobody used…so it's hard to prepare for it if no one is using it.

"So I said 'I'm going to try this 1-1-3 defense' when I was the boys JV coach. I was successful with it.

"Four years ago, I started using it with the varsity girls, and it just became something we we really enjoy".

Jones went on to posit of his primary defense's effectiveness "you can simulate it, but It actually takes three years to perfect the rotation of the 1-1-3 defense. And every year I saw this squad get better and better defensively".

Future Colonial can now dime: In her previous trip to the NHSI, Hannah Schaible proved herself an animal in the paint, one that could also step out and hit outside shots. She was more or less a skilled, rough and tumble player.

That still holds true for the 5'9" Schaible; just one look at her knee pads and countenance affirms it. But now, she's a little more skilled, as Schaible is a more than adequate dimer.

That's right, she finds teammates when and where they can do damage, doing so a game high eight times against Spaulding. For the record, she flirted with a triple double, also logging 19 points and 10 rebounds, while pacing the game in all three categories.

How did this future George Washington student athlete become such a capable passer recently?

"Actually I think flag football really helped me with that, I'm the quartback" she revealed, "with Coach Jones" leading the team. "Being able to do that carried over to all the sports I play, being able to read the defense, know how to hit them (teammates for shots).

On playing in front of future GW fans and teammates, Schaible labeled it "exciting", before relaying an interesting anecdote "when we were flying up here I was kind of thinking next time I fly up here, I'll stay here".

That's good news for the GW faithful.






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