By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– McKay just had to be patient entering the second half against Reynolds. It’s just part of Head Coach Jim White’s system: Be patient. Pass the ball and wait for the best shot.
Up four points against the Raiders pushing tempo, the Scots just had to reverse course in their 54-30 win Tuesday night at home.
“(White) just told us that we need to play together and have fun. Be happy when you play the game, might as well get something out of it while your playing,” said Skye Miller.
Miller had 13 of the Scots 22 first half points as the Junior tallied 32 points in the win with four three-pointers. But the field general fed her teammates during the second half as McKay turned the 22-18 halftime lead into a 39-27 lead entering the fourth with fastball and behind the back passes in game.
Mercy Siro scored six of her eight points, Araya Allen, Alondra Dominquez and Mieleana Takin all contributed in the second half as the Scots outscored Reynolds 32-12 over the final 16 minutes of the game.
But as they improve to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2013-2014, they started 4-0 that season, they left opportunities on the table to score some more with passes not connecting and not finishing their lay-ins.
With Wednesday being a film day for them, White’s going to walk-through with the team what they need to improve on entering their game with Jefferson Friday in Portland.
“We’re going to watch film so we can see the opportunities that we missed,” said White. “We want to pass more, our offense is designed to pass for easy baskets that we don’t have the patience for. So we want to pass and shoot.
“We want easy baskets, so we’ll look at film tomorrow…we got a film day tomorrow and that’ll help us with Jefferson and that’ll help us with Lakeridge. As long as we’re patient and we pass the ball, run our offense we’ll be fine.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald