Girls Basketball Season Opens for the Ravens
“Talking with the girls leading up to the Tri-County game, we knew that in terms of basketball skill and talent, we could play with them. The only thing that we were lacking was experience on the court together,” commented Head Coach Mitchell Drey. The Ravens made some simple mistakes and turnovers that Tri-County took advantage of during the game. “Once we slowed the ball down and played more our style, we looked like a very good team. We did a great job in the second half of putting pressure on Tri-County and forcing turnovers.” The Ravens fell to the Trojans in a close game, 31-37.
Ravens took on the Winfield Wolves before Thanksgiving break, losing the matchup, 21-67. “Winfield is a great team, they are well coached and play their style of basketball. Winfield looks inside for almost every possession and have the players to finish the best. We knew going into the game, boxing out was going to be the key, and even if we did box out, it was going to be a hard game.” The girls struggled boxing out in the first half. They played good post defense and made the Wolves shoot over the top, but had a hard time finishing the possession with a box out. Coach Drey continued to comment, “In the second half we played a lot better. We boxed out and made Winfield work on defense. This lead to open shots. We did a great job shooting with confidence and playing our style in the second half. We are looking to build off what we did in the second half of this game.” The girls go on the road tonight, November 30, to take on the Mediapolis Bulldogs.