Defense provided to be the topic on the mind of Harvard boys basketball coach Scott Dangler.
During the Cardinals trip to Dorchester Dec. 13, Dangler was please with his teams defensive effort in a 56-44 win over the Longhorns.
Four days later, Dangler’s mindset changed as he termed a 69-49 loss as a defensive loss, feeling that his team’s defensive effort failed them in the loss.
“Tuesday we had a really nice road win. We had 32 rebounds, attempted 29 free throws and did things right. Gage (Marshall) had a really nice game at Dorchester and set the tone for that win.”
Dangler added, “We come off a win like we had at Dorchester, and then went to Grand Island to take on Heartland Lutheran and we allow way to many easy shots and layups. It was just an up and down week.”
Tuesday’s bout with the Longhorns produced a 29 point game for for Marshall. The senior was 9-18 from the floor, including hitting on three of 10 three point shots, and then hit on eight of 10 foul shots to earn his big game.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (12/21/11)