Amherst girls dominate in win over Almond-Bancroft
The Amherst High School girls basketball team rolled
to a win over Almond-Bancroft in the opening day of the 45th Sentry Classic at
Bennett Court at Quandt Fieldhouse Wednesday, Dec. 28.
The Falcons (7-1) jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the
first half and never looked back, as they went on to an 80-21 win over Almond
(3-5) in the Girls American Division.
“I like the way we played,” said Amherst girls
basketball head coach Gregg Jensen. “Obviously we have quite a bit more talent
than they do, but you talk about going out and playing the game. “It’s about
taking care of the ball, running the floor, blocking out, and if fundamentally
you’re strong, the results will be good,” he said. “And I thought tonight in a
lopsided affair, we did a good job of not getting reckless and not letting the
game get out of hand, as far as not executing your fundamentals, and I was
happy with that.”
“It seems like we get in our heads that it’s Amherst
or Plainfield every time we play those schools, and they’ve just got to go out
and play ball, and they’ve just got to be aggressive,” said first-year
Almond-Bancroft girls basketball head coach Keith Dernbach. “Amherst ran the
floor, they did an excellent job, and Gregg Jensen’s an awesome coach.
“But we get down on points and then we just get down
on ourselves, and we don’t like to fight back,” he said. “We just didn’t play like
we need to be playing out there.”
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