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Five keys to victory: North Side over Bishop Luers

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Redskins dominated in nearly every facet of the game to secure SAC crown

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 4:53 pm

On Friday night, the North Side Redskins clinched the Summit Athletic Conference with a convincing 109-72 win over host Bishop Luers.

The Redskins dominated the game and here are five keys to the win:

1. Precision shooting

North Side came out shooting, and shooting well, hitting 22 of 38 shots in the first half The precise shooting by Redskins in the first half helped North Side jump ahead by 28 by halftime. The Redskins didn't miss a beat in the second half either.

2. Scoring all around the board

The Redskins, led my senior Tre'Vion Crews' 27 points just kept on scoring and reached triple digits. North Side got everyone involved with four other players reaching double digits along with Crews. The Redskins did a good job of spreading the ball around and looked like a team on a mission, a team hungry for another SAC title.

3. Height and rebounds

All night the Redskins kept getting rebound after rebound. Of course, it helps when the height for the starting lineup goes 6-foot-5, 6-5, 6-3, 5-10, 6-1. North Side dominated the paint Friday and just about everywhere else. The Redskins were all over the court the entire night and didn't let freshman JJ. Foster get comfortable.

4. Focus and leadership

The Redskins, led by the senior Crews, didn't let the crowd distract them and instead seemed to use it as fuel. Despite leading by 28 at the half, the Redskins didn't lose focus Coach Shabaz Khaliq. Instead of easing up, North Side increased their lead and won by 37.

5. Fast Breaks and Dunk City

In the second half, Bishop Luers tried to stop the well-rounded, up-tempo North Side offense by playing more press. However, this defensive approach only led to fast breaks and tremendous dunks. Simply put, North Side's red-hot offense simply could not be stopped.