Titusville girls basketball head coach Bobby Winn had a message for his players before the season began.
“We’re going to be in shape, and we’re going to play defense,” Winn said.
They listened to that message, and they’re now sending one to their opponents with their full-court press style of play.
The Terriers have outscored opponents by an average of 29 points per game in wins.
“The reason being is that we do a lot of pressing and a lot of running,” Winn said. “Typically most teams aren’t in as good a condition as we are. That can usually make a difference in the third or fourth quarter.”
Not only does Titusville’s full-court press make a difference, who they scrimmage against in practice does as well. The Terriers’ girls basketball team practices against the boys.
“We do that quite often when we’re coming up against a good team,” Winn said. “We’ll bring in our freshmen or JV boys team. We get that intensity. They come after us. They press us. They get really very aggressive, which is what I want.”
Winn hopes that what sets Titusville apart from their competition will propel them to a championship.
“We’re pressing forward,” Winn said. “We’ve got a goal in mind and we’ve got to get there.”