January 27, 2016

Wildcats split doubleheader

By Jarann Johnson
The Center-Stanton Wildcats hosted Ray last weekend in a boys’ and girls’ basketball doubleheader. The girls’ team came away with a close win, and the boys team couldn’t solve their consistency woes in a loss.
The girls walked out of the gym with a 50-44 win. After the game, Wildcats’ Head Coach Drew Erhardt talked about the girls’ offensive execution.
“We obviously didn’t shoot it well from the outside. That always kills our zone offense. We need to penetrate the gaps better – we did that better in the fourth quarter than the third quarter. When we were stagnant and standing, trying to shoot outside shots – that’s not our game,” Erhardt added.
“We didn’t get any fast breaks, which is really our game. When we started to play better defense and get some breaks, then we got our offense going a little bit better against their zone.”
On defense Erhardt felt like his team played well and did a good job of rotating and pressuring the ball, but struggled with conditioning. Erhardt said, overall, the team did what they needed to during the game.
“When we were tired we weren’t as good. We found our guts there in the fourth quarter, then we got to our rotations and got out and pressured the ball,” Erhardt said. “There were some scary ones where someone would get all the way down the lane. That shows our immaturity at these close games.
“We haven’t played a lot of these close games, so every possession counts. We just had a couple of misses -- mental slips – there, but when it came down to it, they got the job done.”

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