with slideshow: Saline girls basketball wins second straight, 64-28, over Skyline
Lon Horwedel | AnnArbor.com
The Hornets got their second straight win, 64-28, over Ann Arbor Skyline at Saline High School on Friday.
Nine players got into the scoring column for Saline (2-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), led by Emily Everett with 16 points, and Katie Crysler with 10.
Saline coach Jason Pickett attributes his team's recent success to strides it has made on the defensive end. The Hornets applied a full court pressure to the Eagles that often kept Skyline from getting comfortable offensively.
"They're gelling together and trusting each other more," Pickett said. "When everybody knows where everyone else is going to be, and know someone's got your back, you can take a couple more risks."
It has also helped that Everett, Saline's senior forward who led the team in scoring last season, has overcome an early season injury that kept her out of action as the season opened.
Everett showed her versatility Friday night, knocking down three perimeter jump shots in the first quarter, and then scoring off of drives to the basket and offensive put backs as the game went on.