That might be putting it mildly. Indian Hills reached a new single-game high for the season with the 122-point effort. The Warriors only got better as the game went along, putting up 66 points in the second half to turn a simple 10-point second-half lead into a rout.
According to sophomore transfer Quevyn Winters, who scored 23 points for his best scoring effort as a Warrior, the free and easy flow with which IHCC has put up points on Saturday and through the first two weeks of the season is truly a total team effort.
“This is a good group of guys. We all love each other, we all work hard and we’re all there for each other on the court,” Winters said. “We all feed off each other. We’ve all been here since the summer working hard. We’ve spent all those days just pushing each other to make each other better.”
“We’ve got a special group of guys that like each other,” Peery added. “When you have that, you get a team that wants each player to be successful.”
After an early stretch that appeared to be following the close back-and-forth style many people expected to see between the Golden Eagles and Warriors, with the two teams exchanging four lead changes in the opening minutes, IHCC ran away with the lead for good. Indian Hills scored 15 unanswered points to turn a simple small 11-9 advantage into a 26-9 score just seven minutes into the contest.
“We just had our adrenaline going at that point,” Winters said. “We were hitting shots and getting stops. Basically, we were just playing basketball.”
CSI tried as best as possible to keep up and cut into the early double-digit deficit. Paced by Fredrick Edmond’s 22-point, 11-rebound double-double, the Golden Eagles scored six straight points after IHCC’s initial run to pull within 38-23.