Warriors tree Wildcats at home, 68-52
The Warriors whipped the Wildcats at home Wednesday night leaving their season record at 2-2.
The Warriors played aggressively throughout the game but it was after halftime that they really started to heat up.
"What I especially liked was the second half," said Warriors coach Bob Sheets. "Steve Halterman and Skylar Knisely did such a great job on defense up top. They beat us up on the man-to-man the first half but I think the defense in the second half really stepped up."
Halterman scored 21 points and pulled in three rebounds and Knisely scored six points and two rebounds, but it was Dillon Kelley who was the team leader with 22 points, shooting 100% from the free-throw line throughout the night.
The Warriors forced Pendleton County to take mostly outside shots throughout the night, a comfortable area for the Warriors.
"I think we'll win most of those ballgames, making the other team shoot the outside shot," said Sheets. "We're happy to do that because that's how we shoot."
The Warriors lost their first two games of the season on the road but have managed two consecutive wins on their home court.
"We got a couple wins in a row after a couple tough road losses, so it's good to be home," said Sheets.
The rowdy, crowded bleachers at the last two home games have energized the team and hasn't gone unnoticed.
"I really appreciate the support," said Sheets. "We've had real nice crowds all week, we appreciate the community support for Warrior and Lady Warrior basketball."
The Warriors are scheduled to play in the Allegheny Mountain Radio tournament in Bath County on December 28 and 29.
"We're looking forward to that, the kids are excited," said Sheets.