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January 25, 2014

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Goshen girls break losing skid, best Jimmies

ELKHART — When a team breaks a six-game losing streak the first thing the coach wants to talk about is getting back into the winner’s circle.

That was the case with Goshen High School girls basketball coach Lenny Krebs Friday night after the Redskins defeated Jimtown, 36-28, on a cold and snowy evening when most of the games on the area schedule were postponed.

“It feels good to win again. It has been about a month,” the coach said.

Prior to the Jimtown victory Goshen last win was on Dec. 13 over Wawasee by a 44-23 score.

“When you go that long without a win it’s hard to complain about how your team played,” Krebs said. “I’m so proud of this group for hanging in there and getting this win to stop the streak.”

Krebs and the Redskins will not have long to savor the win as Goshen (8-7) is scheduled to play tonight against NorthWood (14-4) in an NLC contest.

Both teams struggled at times Friday night and seemed to have troubles finding any kind of rhythm on offense.

“We’ve struggled all year scoring points and keeping our turnovers down,” Jimtown coach Gene Johnson said. “It’s hard when we get behind in a game, because we are not a team that can score points in chunks. We have been inconsistent on offense all season. We cannot put too many possessions together on offense.”

Goshen may have had something to do with that on Friday as the Redskins mixed up their defenses between zone, man and a trapping style.

“We are having trouble being aggressive on the offensive end if we are not in an aggressive defense,” Krebs said. “The trap makes us more aggressive. We used it to prevent them from getting good looks at the basket.”

Goshen led 11-8 after one quarter and Jimtown made it 11-10 on a basket by senior Ali Brothers at 7:37 of the second period.

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