Sorry it took so long to get this story to you. The girls court was running 70 minutes late by the time Shadle Park tipped off. Fortunately at halftime the game was decided but before the end I had to move to the boys court for the Rogers game. Then, of course, I had two stories to write, but, better late than never, click below for my unedited Shadle park girls story.
Most layup drills take a few minutes of warmup time before the beginning of each half.
The Highlanders, without benefit of a free throw and just three 3-pointers, rolled to a 59-32 win over
“Love and passion,” Highlander senior Bianca Pope said after game-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds. “We want to play as a team and shut them down.”
“They looked pretty good,”
“They’re big, they athletic and they get out in the passing lanes,” Dezellem said. “They won that game with defense.”
The Highlanders stuffed
Before they scored, the Golden Eagles had three misses and eight turnovers. By the quarter they were 2-8 with 11 turnovers for the half it was 6-20 with 17 turnovers (for 18 Shadle points) and a 38-17 deficit.
“We just run around and be wild (on defense),” sophomore Kendra Knutsen said, “like always.”
If there was any weakness for the Highlanders, it was the lack of 3-pointers.
Pope had 12 points and six rebounds, Knutsen had 10 points and four assists in the first half. Knutsent finished with 12 and five with limited playing time in the second half.
Ashley Honeycutt, a 6-foot senior who averages more than 20 points for
“We pressured the pass so they couldn’t get a good pass inside and fronted her,” Dezellem said. “Our defensive rotations have been outstanding.”
Pope said, “It was knowing when I fronted her I’d have a teammate behind me to back me up.”
The Highlanders finished the game with 57 percent shooting after “cooling off” to 47.7 percent in the second half. However,