Game one for the Lady Indians has come and gone and just as Head Coach Hector Bencomo said, in an earlier interview, it was a completely different team than many saw last year as they defeated the Orchard Farm Lady Eagles 58-44.
“I was starting to have feelings of deja vu during the first quarter but after a few adjustments I began to see all we worked on during the summer,” said Bencomo. “I saw we were having issues using our press but once we switched to man on man we were able to take the lead and keep it.”
A lot of the concerns Bencomo said he had from last year didn’t seem to be an issue during game one. According to him last season there were issues of not being able to play solid as a team and a high number of turnovers per game. However, he said he was pleased to see them playing strong together and utilizing what they have learned.
“Even though we had a few turnovers and a few foul troubles, we were still able to get the win,” said Bencomo. “Now having said that, there are still a zillion things we still need to work on.”
Bencomo said he is still a tad worried about high turnovers and also about making sure if they are ahead by 10-15 points that they don’t try and steal balls or push too hard. According to him, it is better for them let the other team take the two points and get them back than to give them the two points and take a foul they can’t get back.
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