UTICA — The Utica girls basketball team is a team in a hurry. The Redskins want to do everything fast and force their opponents to try and catch up.
Thursday, the Redskins used a fast-paced defensive effort to race out to an early lead, then cruised home with a 55-35 victory over visiting East Knox in Mid-Buckeye Conference action.
“The girls played hard,” said Utica coach Terry Logue. “That’s been our key all year. We get up and get underneath them defensively. When we move our feet like that, we’ve been pretty successful.”
Utica (15-4 overall, 10-2 MBC) turned up the defensive intensity midway through the first quarter, using a 9-0 run to break the game open. Late in the second it was the same thing, as the Redskins’ defense made life miserable for the depleted Bulldog roster. Three straight steals and buckets helped fuel a 13-2 run to end the first half.
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