(Newburyport MA) The combination of two sizable runs of points and an effective full-court defense keyed Newburyport’s 61-49 win over Rockport on Tuesday night.
The Vikings (0-2) had won four of their last five previous meetings with the Clippers (1-0).
“Our bigs struggled to get going tonight,” explained Rockport coach Phil Whitley afterwards.
Some of that struggle was due to the never-ending in-your-face defense by the home team.
“The defense was good,” said NHS coach Dave Clay, “but there still are some things we need to clean up.”
Rockport had twenty-two turnovers (by my count). That’s a lot of empty possessions in a 32-minute game.
“We want the defense to be a staple of the team,” said Coach Clay.
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