Hooping on hard road by Adrian Curry
This past Thursday night I was able to attend the worthington kilbourne-olentangy liberty. Worthington kilbourne is an up and coming team and this was a great test vs olentangy liberty who lost in the district finals the last 2 years vs pickerington central led by trinity Ramos and kelly levering. In the first half, kilbourne played very well and dominated on the boards and were able to get great shots in transition and in the half court. They were also able to rebound pretty well and go to the line a lot. Olentangy liberty was playing without Teegan pihfer. Worthington kilbourne has improved a lot since last season. The 2nd half was dominated by liberty as they were able to clamp down on defense. The shots that kilbourne got with ease in the first half became much harder. Also liberty was able to get into their offensive sets much easier versus kilbourne’s defense. I was really impressed with Trinity’s overall guard play and the defense played in the 2nd half. They also went hard and got many offensive rebounds which led to second chance points. At the end of the scrimmage they practiced end of game scenarios that could happen at the end of the game. Olentangy liberty is looking to take the next step and get over the hump. With Westerville south dealing with coaching issues this could be the year to win the occ-buckeye. If they are going to take the next step and win the division they have to beat Westerville south they have lost the last 6 meetings to them 5 of them by double digits. As for kilbourne they could be one of the favorites in a very wide open occ-cardinal division where the defending champion Hilliard Darby has to replace their two stars in Annie rauch and Sydney wyngarden.