Bryan Peterson wasn’t completely satisfied, even though his Cascade Christian girls basketball team registered a convincing 54-27 win against the Life Christian Eagles on Friday night in Tacoma.
The Cougars, still perfect at 15-0, haven’t peaked yet, Peterson said.
“We have a lot of room for growth and still have a lot of room for improvement,” said Peterson, the team’s head coach. “It feels good to be undefeated, but we still have got a long way to go.”
The Cougars blew the game open with a 12-1 scoring burst in the second quarter and held a 25-7 halftime edge. The key was Cascade Christian’s stingy defense.
“We pressed a little bit and got back into our half-court zone defense,” Peterson said. “It is something the girls are comfortable with. It works in certain matchups for us, and it worked tonight.”
Point guard Katie Rozumny, who scored 17 points and consistently attacked the interior of Life Christian’s defense with her speed, said the victory was a team effort.
“They (Life Christian) are a really good team,” she said. “We worked really hard tonight, and it feels good. We worked the ball around and got our entire team involved. We were a bit messy at the beginning of the game, but we improved and played better as the game went on.”
Peterson said his team should play even better down the stretch.
“We can improve in every phase of the game,” he said. “We have to take better care of the basketball and do a better job of rebounding. Defensively, there are some stretches where we play very solid, and then there are some stretches where we take it too much for granted. We will work on that in practice.”