Young Giants seek first win

staff report

Don Carlisle knows exactly what his young Giant basketball team needs.

“We have to forge an identity as a hard nosed defensive group that plays extremely hard all the time,” Carlisle said. “We will focus on becoming the best defensive group possible, the right now component that is in the forefront is just knowing where to be and what to do in situations.  That’s where we can grow exponentially with practice and game reps.”

The Giants dropped their first two games of the season last week, 75-49 at Fishers and 49-36 at Zionsville.  Ben Davis s hosts Pike Friday and visits Southport Saturday.
In the opening game at Fishers, KJ Windham had a career-high 10 points and Zane Doughty added a career-high 11 points and six rebounds.
“Opening week showed us how much we missed the weightroom this off/preseason,” Carlisle said. “They pushed us around and played extremely physical and we didn’t handle that very well.  We knew we lacked experience and game reps so it was good to show them what this level looks and feels like.”
Pike is off to a 2-0 start with wins over Hamilton Southeastern (84-73) and Plainfield (75-50) while Southport has yet to play a game.