NORTHEAST GLENDALE — During the first month of the season, the members of the Glendale Adventist Academy girls' basketball team have been a reliable second-half team.
That wasn't the case Thursday night, when the Cougars couldn't generate any momentum in a Liberty League home game against Providence.
Glendale Adventist mustered only 12 second-half points in a 58-28 defeat.
Providence (14-5, 3-0 in league) used a man-to-man defensive coverage to blanket the Cougars (3-3, 0-2).
"We are not used to that kind of defense," said Glendale Adventist first-year Coach Stephen Nelson, who got a team-high 11 points from Kristie Kawamoto. "We usually start slow in the first half and we are usually a better second-half team.
"They are just a better conditioned team and we are pretty young. We'll have to be more physical the next time we play them."
Glendale Adventist trailed, 19-16, at halftime. However, the Cougars were outscored, 23-4, in the third quarter and couldn't match Providence's physical play.