NEW CASTLE —
HOW TO DO IT
The ’Canes average 72.7 points a game and allow 50.1.
“They can play a lot of different ways,” Dempsey said of New Castle. “They execute the heck out of things. When they run a halfcourt offense, they run it as well as I’ve seen all year.
“They show a lot of defensive pressure and they’ll try to get us sped up. They’re gonna bullrush us, there’s no doubt about that.”
Blundo and Dempsey pointed out the keys to victory are basic items.
“We obviously have to keep those two guards in front of us. They’re good players,” Blundo said. “We have to apply defensive pressure and play hard and sharp offensively. We need to rebound the ball well, too. We’ll be undersized in this game. We have to try to overcome size disadvantages with positioning and effort.”
Said Dempsey, “It’s going to come down to our ability to handle their pressure. If we handle it well, we’ll have a better chance to win. If we throw it all over the gym and take bad shots, it will be a long night for us.”