Vincent - When you force your opponent into more turnovers than you allow them to score points in a half of basketball, odds are the final results are going to go in your favor.
Such was the case Tuesday night at home for the Warren Warriors as they forced Fairfield Union into 14 first half turnovers while jumping out to a 33-12 lead en route to a 50-32 win to improve to 20-1 on the season.
The Warrior full-court pressure defense was tenacious from the opening tip as they limited the Falcons to just four points in the opening quarter while forcing 10 miscues.
That great defensive play was matched by an equally impressive beginning on offense as the Warriors jumped out to a 17-4 lead.
“We were the aggressors in that first half and were able to get a lot of turnovers and some easy baskets,” said Warrior head coach Amy Colgrove. “I thought our defense was really good and we were able to score so that allowed us to put more pressure on them.”
Warren continued to add to their lead in the second quarter as they got field goals from Millie Ryan, Abbie Smith and Molly Grayson to open the period and push their lead to 23-4.
The Warriors didn’t make a single turnover in the game until the halfway point of the second half as they pushed their lead to 21 at the break.