Senior Night: Montgomery vs. Warren Hills

Posted by Keith Glock on 2/3/2011 7:10:00 PM

The Cougars open up on senior night against the Warren Hills Blue Streaks at the Cougars den.
End of 1st Quarter Montgomery-11 Blue Streaks-4
The Cougars open up strong on offense early on leading by three. They started out very sloppy against Warren, knotching many tunovers on the offensive end. With about two minutes left in the quarter, they were able to get it together and put together a comfterable seven point lead by the end of the quarter. 
Halftime Montgomery-26 Warren Hills-17
Montgomery opens up the quarter, at last able to find something on offense, by getting a few buckets inside using their height to their advantage. Halfway through the 2nd quarter the Cougars are continuing to use height to dominate on offense, by taking well-placed entry feeds and putting them up over the tall trees, for easy layups. On defense they are using this to grab all of the rebounds. The Cougars have been playing terrific defense to force alot of bad passes using a tight full court press. This has helped them get alot of easy points on the break to build this decent nine point lead. Even with all of the forced turnovers, the Cougars still only lead by nine because when the Blue Streaks are able to break the press, they have been somewhat sucsessful in scoring on the Cougars.  
3rd Quarter Montgomery- Warren Hills-
The Cougars open up on the first possesion with a three by Mike Reynolds and two free throws by Collin Geary. The Blue streaks respond back with a two of their own. But this is soon counteracted by an and-1 by John Lott. Montgomery picks up right were they left off, by forcing turnovers to get easy buckets at the other end. The Cougars are now starting crash the offensive glass and getting alot of put backs for more easy buckets. Montgomery has a 23 point lead at the end of the third period because of their tenacity to crash the glass and play better defense, only allowing five points in the third quarter.
End of game Montgomery-62 Warren Hills-36
The Cougars continue to dominate the Blue Streaks who hold a 21 point lead and show no signs of letting up. Nothing new as Montgomery keeps driving to the hoop at will and holding a solid lead at 22 with about three minutes to go in the final quarter.  The Cougars were able to use their height to dominate the game on the glass on both ends, which prevented the Blue Streaks from getting any second chance points and it was a huge offensive stimulant for the Cougars, who were able to get alot of second chance points of their own. Warren Hills was never able to beat the Cougars full court pressure which of course disrupted their abilty to get into their offensive flow. The Cougars had this game the whole way and now move to 11-7, getting the easy win on senior night.