We shook up the starting lineup a little bit last night and everyone responded very well. Different lineups not only give opponents different looks but also seem to generate their own energy. We started the game with a spark and it carried throughout the whole game. Everyone played. (Except Kayla Haines, who was nursing a sprained ankle) Everyone scored. We scored 98 points even though our two leading scorers only had five points between them. It was a fun night!
Remember a couple weeks ago when I wrote that Deanna Tupai had been working hard and that her chance was coming? Well, in the last three games combined she has scored 80 points, including a 35 point performance last night against Southwestern Oregon. But what's really impressive to me is that she scored the 35 points on 16-19 shooting, with the vast majority of her shots coming from back to the basket post moves.
Here's a link to the article in The News Review: http://www.oregonnews.com/article/20080131/SPORTS/947643801