|Jillian Woodward put in 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help Orono get a 52-41 victory over Dexter on Wednesday evening. Photo by Terry Robichaud/Moments n life photography|
The Red Riots had a significant height advantage and they wanted to get the ball inside to Woodward. Coach Jessica Witham's Red Riots did just that early on. Woodward scored the first six points as Orono jumped out to a 10-4 lead after the first quarter.
The tallest player for Dexter is 5'8'. The Red Riots have three players taller than 5'8' including Woodward at 6'0'. Getting the ball inside and taking care of the ball against the scrappy Tigers was what Witham was looking for.
"The game plan was to take care of the ball. We knew they (Dexter) were a very scrappy defensive team. Also to get it inside. Their tallest player is 5'8' I think," Witham said. "We knew we had the height advantage We also wanted to take what they were giving us. They tend to sag a lot into the post because they know that is what we are looking for. Our outside shooters were free to take the shot as well."
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