MINDEN — The Minden girls basketball team is fun to watch for fans who love offense. The Whippets — who average exactly 70 points per game — shot 30-of-41 from the field for a 73 percent average Thursday against Grand Island Central Catholic.
They also hit 10-of-16 treys with seven coming from senior Brooke Kissinger, who had a team-high 26 points.
But with all those gaudy numbers, Class C-1 No. 1 Minden proved in its 77-22 triumph that little things like moving the ball around and playing defense still matter.
The defense was especially key in the opening minutes. The Whippets (5-0) forced a Crusader turnover on five of their first six possessions. GICC (2-4) finished with 25 turnovers, 14 of which came in the first quarter alone. Minden finished with 17 steals.