If I told you a player was averaging 21 points per game and they face your team, how many points do you think they’d score? You might guess 15? 20? 25? Maybe 30? Well, how much did he really score? Would you believe me if I said 2 points? That’s what the Yorktown defense did to Ryan Curry for New Palestine winning 60 to 39 for their 8th straight win on the season. The game was full of runs in the first half but Yorktown in the second half took complete control.
Yorktown opened up the game with an 11 to nothing run. However, they let New Palestine cut into the lead quickly as it was only 13-8 Yorktown after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Yorktown opened up with a quick run to lead 21-13. Once again, New Palestine stormed back to make it just 25-22 Yorktown at the halftime break. The second half was a complete change. Yorktown outscored New Palestine 35-17 in the second half including 18-7 in the 3rd quarter. It was due in large part to Riley Miller who scored a game high 22 points. His offense was important, yes, but defensively is where he made his mark. Miller had 7 steals on the top of the perimeter where Yorktown played a 3-2 zone. Miller was to the far right of the zone. His length and foot speed was shown as he was able to clog up the passing lanes. Time and time again he made plays. He was the best player on the floor that night.
Yorktown comes into a very tough weekend. They face both Jay County and Pendleton Heights on Friday and Saturday.
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