Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:39 AM by Mark Freeman
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 10:41 AM
TOWNSEND - If you're looking for a way to teach your own team the fundamentals of basketball, you might want to start by looking at how the Townsend girls team plays.
The Lady Bulldogs have won by an average margin of 31 points this year, such a unique statistic that we've decided to make the entire team our Athletes of the Week.
"There are so many of them that do things well and every game we have double figure points out of three or four players. We have double figure rebounds out of three or four players. We have double figure steals, double figure assists. So it's just so hard to pinpoint just one player when they're all playing so well," head coach Alane Dinsdale said.
The concept that helps them gel is pretty simple
"Before every game, we say ‘easy pass, easy shot.' And that's what we focus on the whole game so if there's a pass there and they know they can get an easy shot off, they make it," Dinsdale said.
Maybe one of the reasons the girls play so well together is because they have been playing together since the second grade.
"It's the same group of girls that won the little championships when we were small and now it's just kind of become like a reality," senior Baylee Watson said.
"We know how each other works on the court. We don't even have to look at each other. We know where they are," senior Ciarra Hamilton said.
So, if you're planning on beating this undefeated Townsend squad, you might want to start double checking how good your fundamentals really are.