GILTNER — Defense was the name of the game for the Giltner girls basketball team in Thursday's matchup against Silver Lake. The Hornets held the Mustangs to seven total field goals, including just two in the first half, in a 50-25 win.
"We played good, solid defense," said Giltner head coach Nancy Lockmon, whose team improved to 15-6. "Our kids are playing a lot better defense, and that's one thing we stressed. In the middle of the season, we had some losses when we weren't playing good defense. We're coming around."
Silver Lake (15-7) shot just 7-for-42 in the game. Mustang head coach Keith Crowe said Giltner's length gave his team some problems on the offensive end. In addition, the Hornets frequently changed from a zone defense to a man-to-man. But overall, Crowe said the Hornets just outplayed Silver Lake.
"We came out flat. We weren't ready to play. I give them all the credit because they were ready to play," Crowe said. "They had a great game plan and they executed it and took it to us."