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Pilgrims handle Rochester to remain unbeaten at 3-0

December 1, 2012

  In a series that dates back to 1917, Plymouth continued their series dominance over the Rochester Zebras thanks to a 71-52 win.  It was Plymouth’s 92nd win over Rochester spanning over 10 decades of basketball.


“I thought we played well defensively once again.  I feel proud for the kids for their effort.  It was their first road game of the season.   My concern was taking that hard effort we’ve seen at home and repeating it on the road.”, said PHS Head Coach, Ryan Bales.


Plymouth shot an impressive 50%  (25/50) for the ballgame on night, where once again, defense played a key role in the teams win.


“I think you can contribute our offensive success to the play of our defensive efforts.  Our guard play of Joe Knapp and David Lee are playing so athletic right now ono both sides of the ball it’s fun to watch if your a Plymouth fan.”, added Bales.   “And even though I mentioned Joe & David, it’s just not those two players.   We are getting effort from everyone on the court and we are looking like we are having fun playing defense.”


Rochester shot 29% from the floor, holding Zebra sharp-shooter Johnathan O’Dell to 11 points going into the third quarter before he finished with 21 by games end.


“That was one of our keys going into the game.  Slowing down Rochester’s offense through pressure.  We knew O’Dell would score, we just  wanted to minimize it enough and not allow everyone else to go off on us.  I thought we did well with gameplan, except in the fourth quarter despite having a big lead.”, said Bales.


Plymouth will get ready for South Bend St. Joseph at the new high school gymnasium recently built.  It will be the Indians first game of the season due to the success of their football season.  Plymouth will carry a 3-0 record into the road game.
WTCA PRE-GAME SHOW starts around 7PM.   Bring your radios to the ballgame and listen to all the action.