The Warriors made some nice adjustments after the first quarter that allowed them to play almost even with the Patriots from Baptist Bible College through the rest of the game. The deficit from quarter one was too big in the end, as the Patriots defeated Calvary 73-91 in Springfield, MO. With the loss, the team falls to 0-2 on the season.
“We improved offensively throughout the game,” Warrior Head Coach Tressa Shoemaker said. “We did a good job of taking the ball to the hole and looking for open teammates. We got to the line and had some nice outside looks.”
“We are still struggling against pressure,” stated Shoemaker. “We are playing catch up with other teams right now due to our slow starting date to the season. They came out very fast to start the game and we will learn from that as we move forward. Our rhythm is coming. I am looking forward to coming back after Thanksgiving and tweaking things offensively to look at giving us the best opportunities to score. We need to believe in ourselves and what we can accomplish.”
“During the game we talked about when to transition and when we need to have patience offensively,” Shoemaker said. “We obviously need to continue playing and working through that. I was pleased with our man-to-man defense in the second half. We will need to come back after the break and put a lot of work into limiting second chance looks.
Taylor Hunter led the Warriors with 38 points and five rebounds. Anna Holloway added fourteen points, three steals, and three rebounds. The team will return from Thanksgiving with a game in Joplin, MO on December 1.