“Once again, I liked the way we came out with our ball pressure. Ike Kastner, David Lee, and several others to give full credit….did a good job keeping Triton from getting into a flow offensively.”, said Plymouth Head Coach Ryan Bales.
Plymouth shot 54% for the night, 62% from the line seeing Joe Knapp fire in 21 pts in route to the victory.
“Joe has really come on, actually, picking up where he left off from the tail end of last season. He’s making some good decisions with basketball right now offensively. He is also shooting the ball well. What tends to get overlooked by a lot of people is the defensive effort he puts out there. He can really sneak up on a ballhandler and make his night frustrating.”, added Bales.
Triton endured their second game of the season without their starting point guard Cody Shively who did not play due to disciplinary reasons. 19 Triton turnovers by nights end may have been a result of lacking a “true” point guard, but so could the notion of Plymouth’s aggressive defensive play.
“Again, I thought we came out hard at them. I would like to think our defensive effort created enough havoc for the four quarters to force 90% of those Triton turnovers. It’s what we want to do. It’s what we practice.”, said Bales.
Trojan star and Valparaiso University bound Clay Yeo finished with an hard earned 15 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. Plymouth middleman Mack Mercer scored 19 pts and 9 rebounds.
Plymouth now 2-0 will travel to Rochester Friday night. WTCA pre-game show begins around 7pm.