It was ultimately a game of runs for Danville that led them to victory.
Five times the Warriors went on scoring runs (8-0, 6-0, 7-0, 5-0 and 8-0) that put the Pioneers away. Danville’s bench was also able to help Gerdts pour it on Northwest, outscoring the Pioneers’ bench, 23-7.
The Warriors also outrebounded Indianapolis Northwest 42-29, which was the foundation of coach Hammons’ game plan of rebounding and blocking out.
“There’s no doubt they had a size advantage and our focus and preparation revolved around one thing,” Hammons said. “We thought we did a really good job blocking out and that paid off big dividends.”