After a weekend sweep of Northridge and Mishawaka and mother nature disrupting this week of practice for Plymouth, the Goshen Redskins came to town Friday night handed Plymouth a 48-37 loss on Homecoming night.
“We didn’t get off to a good start in the first quarter. We just didn’t seem quite ready and it showed. Our offense wasn’t flowing, players late to spots on the floor defending. It just was tough to get anything going. It was frustrating to see after such a great performance last weekend.”, said Coach Kevin Stuckmeyer.
By games end Plymouth shot the ball well (16/39-41%), outrebounded Goshen by 3, 9-1 offensively, had less turnovers yet lost the ballgame.
“This was a team loss. Every player should take ownership in this loss. It just felt this team wasn’t mentally prepared from the beginning. Thursday’s practice wasn’t the greatest either. But no excuses. We have to get better at this aspect of our game”, said Stuckmeyer.
Back to Rebounding, of the 9 offensive boards, Plymouth only collected 2 points. Turnovers were 11-10 Goshen. Goshen scored 9 points off turnovers, Pilgrims scored only 6 from Goshen’s. Goshen went to the line 25 times to Plymouth’s 6. Goshen got 19 points from the FT line….Plymouth only 3.
Next up for Plymouth….#5-4A Warsaw Tigers at Plymouth on Thursday. Tigers lost Friday night against Elkart Memorial at Warsaw. It was the first time the Tigers have lost at home in two years. Special honors will take place before the ballgame so come early and bring your radios.
WTCA Pre-Game Show will be 7pm on Thursday night at the Rock.