“In the event you can play good protection, that may create some straightforward photographs in your offense. However we have been fortunate the previous few years as a result of we now have some fairly gifted offensive gamers. We have been fairly good on each ends of the courtroom.”
Good on the offensive finish could also be an understatement for the Tommies, who play 4 Winds-Minnewaukan at four:15 p.m. at this time within the last recreation of the annual Compton Memorial/South Forks Lions Shootout at Grand Forks Central Excessive Faculty.
Thompson (thirteen-2) goes into the sport with a seventy three.7 factors-per-recreation common, the fourth-highest within the state’s Class B ranks getting into the weekend.
That is an enchancment of just about eight factors a recreation in comparison with the sixty five.eight common of final season’s Area 2 runner-up Tommies workforce.
“We have all performed collectively for awhile,” stated Thompson junior level guard Cadyn Schwabe. “I feel we’re extra assured in one another and in what we will do. And we put within the time within the offseason to enhance.”
Schwabe averages 15.three factors to go together with 5.1 assists per recreation. Within the frontcourt, senior Tyler Hegg (18 ppg, 9.6 rpg) and junior Hayden Overby (14.1 ppg, 9.three rpg) each are near averaging double doubles.
“I do not know that we would contemplate ourselves an ideal capturing staff,” George stated. “We have had video games the place we have shot properly; others the place we’ve not. I might wish to see us extra constant.
“However we’ve not needed to depend on (perimeter capturing). Our inside recreation with Cole Sorby (eight.1 ppg), Tyler Hegg, Hayden Overby has carried out very nicely. All three of them are fairly athletic. They’ve good expertise. They usually work exhausting to get into good place.”
And a whole lot of that offense goes again to the protection through which George takes delight. Regardless of the quick-paced fashion Thompson tries to play, the Thompson permit solely forty eight.eight factors a recreation—the bottom in George’s tenure at Thompson.
“I feel it’s a must to be a protection-first workforce,” Schwabe stated. “We actually satisfaction ourselves in our protection. And if we will get after it on protection, that appears to get the tempo up. We wish to get out and go.”
The Tommies common 10.four steals a recreation. They’re capturing fifty two % from the sector. These numbers go hand in hand.
” I knew we would be able to rating,” George stated. “The large factor was if we might have the ability to get some stops. And we have improved in that space. We’re higher defensively than we have been.
“We have shot a number of layups. That is a credit score to our athleticism and our protection.”
Compton Memorial/SF Lions Shootout
• When: As we speak
• The place: GF Central Excessive Faculty
• Schedule: Cavalier vs. EGF Senior…