PC Drops Season Opener to Diller-Odell
By Megan Wenzl, Senior
PC drops their season opener to Diller-Odell on Thursday December 4 at home. The Lady Indians lost their game 47-29, and the PC Indians dropped their game 36-21.
The Lady Indians played well defensively but had trouble getting shots to fall. Coach Baumert states, “The girls were hoping to limit our turnovers versus their press and not give up open shots on the perimeter. The girls did a good job of defending the perimeter, but as the game went along, the girls turned the ball over too much, which hurt our chances to win.” Coach Baumert says,” The ladies played physical and played together.” Senior player Jenna Habegger lead the team with 11 rebounds. Coach Baumert states, “ the strengths of the offense is the inside game and the strength of the defense are the athleticism.” There will be many contributions from numerous players throughout the year.”
The boys basketball team also struggled with their season opener. Coach Colvin states, ”Offensively we struggled to put the ball in the hoop. Our passing needs to improve so that we can get the ball inside and make the defense collapse. Defensively we are okay, and we just need to bend our knees and not play straight up and down so that we can react quicker. ”In the first half they could not get their shots to fall but in the second half their shots started to fall. ”Going into the game we wanted to play with great effort, take care of the ball, and play solid defense,” states Coach Colvin. Junior player Alex Menninga says, “In the second half there was better ball movement than in the first half.” Freshman player Andrew Davis lead the team with 5 rebounds. Alex Menninga also states , “Our rebounding and defense has to improve.” Coach Colvin states, “The biggest positive from this game was that we didn’t shoot the ball very well at all and yet we were still in the game in the 4th quarter against a solid team.” The coaches are still finding out who their “go to” guys are at this point. Coach Colvin states, ”With our most experienced player still out with an injury right now we have a lot of guys being asked to step up and fill roles that they do not have a ton of experience in.”