Peacock uses speed to down Vanier
© Katie Brickman
Amy Williams from the Peacock Toilers lets go of a floater shot before Marisa Hartman of the Vanier Spirits can block her during senior girls basketball league action on Tuesday evening. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
The Peacock Toilers came ready to play and held a lead from the and never relinquished it to keep their undefeated season going.
The Toilers won their sixth game this season with a 74-50 win over the Vanier Spirits in senior girls basketball league action on Tuesday evening.
“We came off a really strong weekend beating Warman in the final of their tournament. So our goal for this game was to carry that intensity and not to have a lull and I think we did that,” stated Peacock’s coach Renee Verge.
The Toilers used their speed to over power a smaller and slower Spirit team in the first quarter on offence, but Peacock’s press defence was the difference maker throughout the game.
“The first quarter is important to us and that is something we talk about to come out and play our game from tip off and it pays off,” said Verge.
Vanier trailed 14 points after the first quarter and 16 at the half. As much as the team had difficulties breaking the Toilers’ press, once they were able to figure out how to break it, they were effective in creating chances.
“Once we inbound the ball and have our balance, then we can operate our press break and the girls are getting better at doing that,” explained Vanier’s coach Bob Gottselig. “There is going to be a certain amount of apprehension and nervousness when a game gets started. As you learn what the other team is trying to do and you figure that out and have success against it; you can some confidence.”
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