KENESAW — Defense was the key on Tuesday when the Giltner girls basketball beat Kenesaw. Well, defense and Dani Most.
The Hornet junior scored 13 of her game-high 26 points in the second quarter to help Giltner pull away from the Blue Devils in a 60-37 win.
“We had a little more pep to our step. We’ve been kind of a little bit slow lately, and we’re kind of feeling a little better for the most part — we haven’t been the healthiest lately,” said Giltner head coach Nancy Lockmon, whose team improved to 9-3. “I’m pleased with the kids, but we still need to get better.”
Lockmon said Most is the Hornets’ go-to player and gets the offense rolling. The junior was 6-for-6 from the field and 1-of-3 from the free-throw line in the second quarter. Most finished the game shooting 11-for-15 (73.3 percent) from the field and was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
The Giltner defense did its part in keeping the Kenesaw offense from stringing anything together. The Blue Devils turned the ball over 17 times in the second half. According to Kenesaw head coach Jace Morgan, that stat is both a testament to the Hornets’ defense and a sign of what needs to change for the Blue Devils.