Offensively, the Toreadors need to get hot from the 3 point line early and put doubt in the minds of Pella and their fans. A major key to the game is establishing an early lead and quieting the home crowd. In Boone’s last contest, they made fourteen 3 pointers and it helped them get out to a quick lead against Perry. Sophomore Claire Sandvig is crucial to Boone’s offensive success as she will look to open up shooters with her post presence and also score points in the paint. Freshman Mady Danner will be able to dictate the pace offensively. Boone needs to run in transition and not shy away from the jump shot on the fast break. Offensive success will be crucial for the Toreadors.
Defensively, Pella has a long list of scorers and anyone on their roster can put it in the basket. Their leading scorer is junior Katie Vander Molen, who is a very capable 3 point shooter, but can score it from anywhere. Boone’s guards need to turn up the pressure and force quick shots and turnovers. On the glass, junior Kiara Bradley is averaging 7.1 rebounds per game and Sandvig will need to pull down a large number of rebounds or the pressure will be put on Boone.
Can Boone overcome the winning tradition of Pella athletics and finally make it over the hump? Make the road trip to Pella tonight and find out. Tip is at 7 PM and the theme is red out.