With “almost” a full roster back, Lady Pilgrim Head Coach Dave Cox was looking for four quarters of good chemistry from his girls who finally got to play together in since injuries and game suspensions took place almost a month ago. Plymouth (14-6, 4-3) showed that and then some, in a 45-37 victory over Goshen (7-13, 1-6).
“I thought the starters played well. Haley (Smart) looked like she’s healthy, was very quick out there. Also we had Chelsea (Thoden) back and she can make a big difference for us. So I thought we played well enough to win but still have work to do heading into the Sectionals next week.”, said Cox.
Sophmore Amber Redinger had a fine night for the Lady Pilgrims scoring 21 pts and yanking down 6 rebounds.
“Goshen was pressuring the ball really hard. We had the match-up we needed down low tonight. It was a matter of getter her (Redinger) the ball and she executing. She was strong with ball tonight and that’s a key for her.”, added Cox.
Cox felt the other sophmore, Lauren Tanner played well. She collected 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 assists.
“If we can get those kind of numbers out of Tanner every game, it takes scoring pressure off Megan Barron, Erin Kinney and pretty much everyone else. She’s a key in the tournament.”, said Cox.
Seniors, Megan Barron finished with 8 pts and Erin Kinney added 5 pts with 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.
Culver Girls Academy is the first Sectional opponent for Plymouth next Tuesday night.
CGA is very good this year. Senior Kylee Shipley is the piston that makes things happen. No long the teams major offensive threat, but a real threat none the less. CGA’s inside game has improved dramatically with a sophmore Andrijana Cvitkovic (268 pts this season). She is a great player. We will have our hands full with CGA.” said Cox.
Sectionals begin Tuesday night at Rochester. Plymouth vs CGA will be the only game that night. WTCA pre-game show will be at 7PM.