NT 11U West takes 3rd place at the MN Fury Spring showdown
4/28/14 - 06:47 PM
What a great way to start the season! Started the season with a 3rd place finish going 3-1 on the weekend. The girls worked extremely hard all weekend and by the end of the weekend were really clicking together.
In the first game we played Crossfire and started the game with a 9 - 0. Our defense really stepped up to help us get a lead. At half it was 19 - 10. Then in the second half we held Crossfire to only 5 points! Tori Peschel led the way with 11 points.
In the second game we faced off against MN Comets. In this game our defense was the story again. We only gave up 2 points in the first half and 7 total for the game. This game was true team defense as the final score was 43 - 7. Our players worked extremely hard and executed the way we are capable of. Kendal Cox and Kitri Reimer had 8 and 7 point respectively. Our passing was exceptional as we were always finding the open teammate on nearly every play. After winning our first two games that put us in the championship bracket for Sunday.
Our first game Sunday had us playing E1T1. We were down at half by a score of 22 - 17. Then we started the half on a 5 - 0 run which made it a tie game. After that we struggled offensively and defensively we gave up too many easy baskets. E1T1 got a 50 - 35 victory. Kendal Cox led us in scoring with 14 points.
Our final game of the tournament had us playing South Dakota Network. It was a tie game right before half time and we ended the first half on a 7 - 0 run making the half time score 19 - 12. We came out in the second half playing the best half of basketball that we have played yet. We held SD Network to 7 points in the second half while scoring 24 points. The final score was 43 - 19. Tori Peschel hit 3 - 3 pointers to spark us in the second half.
Overall, this weekend was a TEAM weekend! We shared the ball and played as a team on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. We played hard the whole time no matter what the score and situation was. The girls left it all on the floor! We talked about the things that we can control in a game which are R.E.A.D which stands for Rebounding, Effort, Attitude, Defense. If we can take care of these 4 things throughout the season we will be in good shape. When we were playing our best defense we were tough to beat. When our defense let us down we struggled from time to time over the weekend. We hope every weekend all the girls have fun and improve throughout the weekend. Next weekend we will be playing in the qualifier. Thanks for all the support!