The No. 10 Washington Demons open up regular season play tonight when they travel to Eddyville-Blakesburg.
Eddyville-Blakesburg was 12-10 last year, and graduated their top scorer in Tarah Alexander.
Washington has had a chance to play a full game scrimmage on Saturday when they faced WACO, but had a tough time ridding themselves of fouls and missing free throws, going just 10-30.
Washington head coach Phil Long says making shots and limiting the fouls will help the Demons get this win.
“[We need to] make some shots and we’re not going to get in foul trouble, because I have too many kids who can play, but to keep from fouling them so much that they get a chance to rest, that is the key to full court pressure, don’t foul so much and, don’t allow them to recover and rest at the free throw line,” Long said. “If we can do that I think we can obviously wear a team down much quicker, than if we send them to the free throw line, especially these fouls that are 65-70 feet away from the action.”
Washington has been led in scoring by two different players Dema Giardino and Beth Dillon so far this year, but it could be any one of the players on the team tonight.
Washington and Eddyville-Blakesburg face off tonight in Eddyville at 8:00 tonight.