For the first eight minutes Saturday night at Columbus Christian, visiting Medora did not look like a basketball team searching for its first victory.
But leading by four entering the second quarter, Medora coach Andrew Evertts decided to change his defensive strategy. Columbus Christian coach Kevin Roth decided to do the same. Both coaches went to zone defenses.
One strategy worked to perfection, while the other backfired.
Executing flawlessly on the offensive end and slamming the door on the other, the host Crusaders outscored the Hornets by 15 points in the second quarter and eventually sent Medora home with a 71-64 loss.
“I was not happy with our defense in the first quarter, so we decided to mix it up in the second,” Evertts said.
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