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Lady Pirates look to improve defense after loss to Three Rivers

By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

An early three-pointer from Danielle Wilson had the Nordheim Lady Pirates in front during last Tuesday [Nov. 19] night’s non-district game against Three Rivers. Tied after one quarter, the Bulldogs finished on a 30-14 run to come away with the win over Nordheim, 39-23. Nordheim coach Randy Castillo was pleased with what his team did early and how they played offensively, but they have work to do on the defensive end.

“Our defense started getting tired,” he said. “We started playing lazy defense. We didn’t play lock-down defense.” Boxing out and rebounding were points of emphasis from Castillo following the game, noting how they tended to lose track on defense.

“When you don’t do those two things, usually you don’t win,” Castillo stated. “We need to become better lock-down defenders and do a better job knowing our jobs on the court. We gotta continue to do them for all four quarters. We gave up some easy put backs and didn’t keep girls in front of us. We just need to become better defenders, moving our feet, not allowing that girl to get around us.”

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Nordheim’s Danielle Wilson brings the ball down the court during last Tuesday’s [Nov. 19] home game against the Three Rivers Bulldogs. After an early lead, the Lady Pirates fell to Three Rivers 39-23. The Lady Pirates will return home after Thanksgiving break for a tournament from Dec. 5-7.

Photo by Robert Proctor/Yorktown News-View.

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