By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– The resiliency and toughness of the Amity Warriors shined in their 47-44 win over the Sutherlin Bulldogs for the Crusader Classic Green Bracket.
For every run Amity had, Sutherlin answered and the Warriors held as strongly as you would hope. Jed McMullen preaches resiliency, his team had that against the aggressive-style the Bulldogs played with. They were patient looking for the right hole, sometimes it looked like Amity was forcing an oval piece into a circle hole, but other times it worked as they squeezed out yet another tough win to close out the 2022 calendar year.
“It was back-and-forth the whole time. It was a really great game, they’re a really great team. We both battled,” Alyssa McMullen said. “It’s going to be a big confidence booster and we can use it as a foundation to build off of. We had other great games this week.”
Brookings-Harbor and Country Christian prior were good wins for an Amity team now turning their focus to PacWest Conference play. But this last one, like a final boss in a level on a video game, served benefits as they move on to the next level of league play thanks to the playoff intensity they just witnessed and experienced once more.
“We kept up our energy really well too and we work together as a team, so that helped. Jed’s pep talks always gets us going. This is what we’re going to see in the playoffs, that was a playoff game like what Jed told us because we were both battling back-and-forth. It was such a good game and it’s just helping us for season because it’s preparing us for the really good teams that we have in our league,” Kyliee Kendall said.
Kendall finished with eight points and two threes. Alyssa McMullen led the team, who opens league play next Friday at Scio, with 12 points.
Madison Huntley had 11 points as they open Far West League play Wednesday against South Umpqua.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald