By Jeremy McDonald
PORTLAND, Ore.– Amity had an easy ebb-and-flow with their defense and flowing it into their offense Saturday afternoon at De La Salle North Catholic. Settling into an up-tempo pace to help lead them to a 31-20 halftime lead they evolved into a 45-23 lead in the Warriors 57-42 road victory.
The victory was their second in two days as they were coming off a 48-12 victory over Oregon Episcopoal Friday night at home.
“We had really good ball pressure and we kept that intensity up and it really fed into our offense. In the second half we had a lot of intensity and kept getting lay-ins in. It was momentum, we built momentum and we were passing as a team,” Alyssa McMullen said.
Intensity was key to their success against an aggressive Knights team known for their trap press and pushing tempo themselves. A good test for Amity as they head to Willamina Tuesday.
“It’s really just hyping each other up and being there for each other. Our coaches are really good at getting after us for that. I don’t know, it’s hard to explain,” McMullen said of the intensity.
Amity had an even balance amongst their scorers. McMullen had 12 points, Sara Grove had another ten, Eliza Nisly (nine) and Megan Scharf (eight) were significant scorers for the Warriors on Saturday.
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