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Triway Wants to Throw it Inside

Wooster Triway visits West Holmes for a non-conference girls’ basketball game on Tuesday night.

The Lady Titans opened the season with a (40-31) win over Rayland Buckeye last Friday night.

Coach Brian Kiper says they did some good things. He thought they showed good balance and they played pretty well on the defensive end of the floor. “We lost two seniors last year that are both playing in college and they did the majority of the scoring. So, we knew that we were going to have to be a more balanced team. Our leading scorer on Friday night had eight points. We had a girl with eight and two girls with seven and two girls with six. We knew we were going to have to be a more balanced team from a scoring standpoint,” he told Swankonsports.com on Monday night, “Where we excel right now is defensively. We have some quick guards and we have some length and a couple of big girls inside to protect the rim. Obviously, it is very early on and we have a lot to improve on, but I am pretty happy about those two things right now.”

When it comes to improvement between game one and game two, Kiper says they have to handle the ball better and avoid the turnovers they had in the first game. “With had 17 or 18 turnovers, so obviously that is a major concern. We have multiple guards that can handle the ball, but we aren’t making very good decisions right now. Again it’s early. We are going to hang our hat on defense, especially early on until the offense catches up and we have a ways to go to do that,” he said.

West Holmes (0-1) was crushed by division one North Canton Hoover (70-28) last Friday night.

Kiper says this is not the West Holmes that is a threat to make the state tournament, but he says they still play good defense. He says they want to force them to guard them close to the basket. “It is no secret from a talent standpoint that it is not the West Holmes of two, three, four years ago. They are still very good defensively. They are very good in their schemes that they employ. They are very good on the ball defenders. They get out in passing lanes, so you can’t through weak passes, you can’t throw passes without checking where the defense is in. From that standpoint they still pose a threat there. I think they are pretty physical. What they don’t have is they don’t have a lot of size. We have a 6’2” girl and a 5’11” post player that we feel pretty good about. I really think we need to take advantage of things inside,” said Kiper.

Published 11/27/18

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