Lady Cats’ pressure sinks Rams
THREE RIVERS — Good defense by the Three Rivers Lady Cats basketball team early on in Tuesday’s contest at home against South Haven set the tone in a 47-17 Wolverine Conference win.
“Our energy and pressure right from the start allowed us to be successful,” said Three Rivers girls’ coach Jason Bingaman. “We were able to get some points off turnovers early from our work at the defensive end. Until we pulled off our pressure late in the third, we had them on their heels and were the aggressor at both ends. We are becoming more understanding of what we want to do with our pressure which allows us to use our speed a bit more.”
Three Rivers soared out to an 11-0 lead in the first 2:12 of the first quarter. The Lady Cats, now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Wolverine Conference, finished the opening period on top 20-8.
Three Rivers held South Haven (1-3) scoreless in the second while building itself a 28-8 lead going into halftime.
In fact, the Lady Cats went on a 24-0 run from the start of the second period until one minute remained in the third. Three Rivers took a 44-10 lead into the fourth quarter.
Three Rivers forced 25 turnovers in the first three quarters and a total of 26 for the game.
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