[Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]
Which was, of course, to play stifling defense. The Falcons shot just 5-for-32. Star guard Nikki Baird had a team-high eight points on 1-for-7 shooting while plagued by foul trouble. North’s career scoring leader, Hannah Swider, was held to four points on just four shots, none after halftime.
“Defense is key,” Emma said. “You got to keep the shooters out, no open looks.
“If you’re out there, you’re eye-to-eye with them, and we really focus on offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds.”