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Hooker also added a game-high 14 rebounds and four assists, but said the game was won at the defensive end.
“I think we could win most of our games as long as we play defense,” Hooker said. “That’s our mindset.
“We don’t really care about the offensive end because we know that will come because we have scorers. We know as long as we play defense the way we did tonight the offense will come.”
That’s why Downers South looks to players like Gamble, who had 10 points, and Brown-Poe to do the grunt work. It doesn’t lend itself to gaining a lot of attention but Brown-Poe is embracing the role.
“I’m not going to score all the time and I’m fine with that as long as we’re winning,” Brown-Poe said. “If I can contribute on defense, I’m fine with that so I try as much as I can.
“Nobody notices it, but my team does, so as long as we’re winning, I don’t really care [about publicity]."