Better awareness makes for sharper defense. Sharper defense means shielding a lead instead of scrambling like mad to blot out a deficit at the business end of a game’s final minutes. And, as the Jasper girls basketball team has been assured, better denial can help them avoid nights like Thursday.
With each loose rebound North Posey stashed away and each rebuttal the Vikings administered Tuesday night, Southridge girls basketball coach Greg Werner saw a team that became more and more familiar as he watched the opposition operate.
Forest Park’s girls basketball team still has a ways to go in its bid to win a conference championship for the first time since 2006-07. But if Friday’s result is any indication, the Rangers plan to be a serious threat.