By Jeremy McDonald
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.–The Lady Huskies defeated Watsonville, California 62-31 to improve to 2-0 in the Surf-N-Slam Tournament in San Diego thanks in-part to a quick first quarter that set the pace early.
North Marion jumped out to a 20-3 lead en route to the victory as they take on their next big challenge in Granite Bay from the Sacramento-area in the Surf-N-Salem Championship Game.
Head Coach Trevor Bodine pointed to how their press helped them lead into the fast start that they had.
“We haven’t been a fast starting team all season but today our press caused some problems and we were able to finish better. We will play Granite Bay on Saturday for the championship. Watsonville and Granite Bay would be 6A in Oregon with enrollments over 1900+ students so this is a good experience for the girls. Granite Bay is loaded and very deep so it will be a tough test,” said Bodine.
The Grizzlies, who are in California’s Division-1 classification (which is equivalent to 6A in Oregon), are 13-1 on the season entering Saturday’s gam after losing in the first-round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs last season and are coached by long-time coach Angel Delgadillo. Bodine spoke to how their depth may pose a issue for them, but it’ll serve as a great test for North Marion come game-time.
“Well, we certainly don’t have the depth (as) they do,” said Bodine. “We will have to take care of the ball better and try to slow the tempo. We will need to shoot well and rebound well.”