SAN ANGELO â€” As expected, Big Spring womenâ€™s basketball coach Mike Warren has a lot to learn about his 2010-2011 Lady Steers.
But after Tuesdayâ€™s 52-41 win over San Angelo Lake View in San Angelo to start the season, he does know Cerbi Ritchey, Mckenzie Stone and Bridgette Tuitt are looking like the go-to scorers.
Ritchey turned in a double-double, posting 23 points and 13 rebounds. Stone had 16 points â€” including three 3-pointers â€” and was tough on the defensive end with five steals. Tuitt only had six, but Warren said she was still effective.
â€śOur main three scorers, it looks like itâ€™s going to be Stone, Ritchey and Tuitt,â€ť he said after Tuesdayâ€™s win. â€śBridgette, for her, really didnâ€™t have a really good scoring night, but her played some defense for us. Iâ€™m glad we rebounded well. Cerbi did a good job on rebounding.â€ť
In addition to what Ritchey, Stone and Tuitt can do, defensively, Warren believes Big Springâ€™s full-court press should win a lot of games.
Warren was also impressed with the 13-of-19 free throw shooting from his team and hopes that continues.
The 19 turnovers were a problem, however.
The Lady Steers have until Saturday to work on that before Abilene Cooper comes to town at 3 p.m. in Steer Gym.
This team is still coming together, too. With the likes of Ritchey, Tuitt and Valerie Ross on the team, Warren said some of his girls are making the transition from volleyball to basketball season. Figuring out what he has on the bench is key, too.
â€śOffensively, weâ€™ve still got volleyball (players) coming out,â€ť Warren said. â€śTheyâ€™re still learning our offense, weâ€™re still getting them in basketball shape. We have a good bench, but theyâ€™re going to have to come along and help us score.â€ť
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