“That’s our goal for the year and we want our defense to be our best offense,” Barber said. “We want to create some turnovers and opportunities with our defense and feel we have a lot of quickness. We are deep and feel we can use that to our advantage.”
Scott Amor led the Warriors in steals and his defensive presence, along with the rest of Danville’s efforts, frustrated the Redskins into 36 turnovers.
The Warriors led 45-21 at the half and rolled through the final two periods, giving their bench some serious experience early in the year. Nearly all of Danville’s players scored.
DJ Shipley (4), B’ster Detty (2), Mitchell Collier (6), Jackson Stone (9), and Shawn Weir (2) all saw significant playing time. Stone led the Warriors with nine rebounds.
Starters Motes, Asher, Amor (11), CJ Just (5) and Tyler Ross (2) made up the rest of Danville’s scoring. That group headed to the bench for parts of the third quarter and a large majority of the fourth period.
As well as the Warriors played on both side of the court; they had problems from the free throw line. Danville finished the night shooting 15 of 28 from the charity stripe.
“We will be harping about that,” Barber said. “That is a concentration thing and with the speed we were going it is hard to simulate in practice. We should be better than that.”
Danville now looks ahead to host South Putnam (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
“It’s only one game, but I like where our groups at,” Barber said. “We have a long road ahead of us and another challenge Tuesday.”