Hermann basketball Head Coach Josh Vinyard was elated last Friday morning. Not only is his defense coming together, the team’s shooting was hot as they beat the South Callaway Bulldogs 87-46, last Thursday in Mokane.
“We were able to turn them over through our press and take advantage of pushing the ball on them in transition defense and also attacking their half-court trap,” said the coach. “We’re defending pretty well and collectively, we are figuring out how to be really good as a unit.”
Trent Anderson was the leading scorer with 34 points and nabbed seven rebounds. Holden Ash had 15 points, Parker Anderson scored 10, as well as Boyd Phillips. Chase McKague had five assists. The team wasn’t bashful about shooting the three-pointers—they hit five on nine attempts.
“We shot really well from the FT line,” said Coach Vinyard. “As a team, we made 20-24.”
Trent Anderson was 8 for 9 and Holden Ash was 6 for 6. The team held the fouls at bay to 13.
“Over the break, we will continue to clean up what we do offensively so that we can score a few more points,” said Coach Vinyard. “We will also spend a lot of time on our individual skill development.”
He says they will try to "win" each practice and get better each day.
As our skills get better, we hope that will translate to the offensive end of things as well.”
Hermann (5-2) plays at Belle on Friday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.