Following Shippey’s free-throws, Redwood managed to keep a significant lead the rest of the game. Shippey scored a total of 14 points with a 60 percent field goal average.
Although Redwood started off the season with a win, head coach Steve Compagno feels that the team still has work to do, especially when it comes to defense.
“We need to know offsides and our position. We aren’t stopping everybody, we aren’t dictating where we want [the other team] to go. We just did not play very well tonight,” Compagno said.
Radu holds a similar opinion to Compagno’s. Even though he held the second highest point average for the game, he was still upset with how the team handled San Marin’s offensive plays.
“Our defense was s**t. I mean, we let a team have 60 points on us which is pretty embarrassing. We are bigger than them and we are stronger than them, and we let those two little guards dribble around us,” Radu said. Highlighting San Marin’s successes of the game were senior Max Widergren, who led San Marin’s offense with 16 points, and senior Dexter Geraci, who led the team’s defense with three steals.
Referees talking before the beginning of the second half
The varsity boys’ team has their next chance to prove themselves defensively on Thursday, Nov. 29, when they play Piedmont at home.
Redwood Coach Steve Compagno gives run down of plays with players during timeout