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PC Girls Basketball Continues to Emphasize Defense

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

The Pella Christian girls basketball team is in the midst of another long span between games, following an impressive win over Roland-Story this past Friday.

From the onset of the season, Lady Eagles’ head coach Kevin Van Maanen has pushed his team to use their speed and quickness in an aggressive defensive scheme and to change up what defenses they throw at a team throughout a given contest.

“That’s what we’re trying to do. We’re not just trying to do one thing; we’re trying to give multiple looks – maybe multiple traps – [and] come from different angles,” says Van Maanen. “Whether we’re in a trap, zone, or man [defenses], we’re just trying to keep the other team confused.”

The Pella Christian girls basketball team is 2-1 overall and off until this coming Tuesday, when they begin the conference schedule on the road against Knoxville.