By Tom Price Jr.
At any given game on any given night the Exeter Monarchs can beat you with any given player, just ask the Dinuba Emperors.
On Jan. 20 Whitney Turner burned them for 16 points in a 58-40 win. In their second meeting on Friday Turner didn't even reach double digits but sophomore guard Tiffany Marinos scored 20 points to lead the way.
"They will try and shut one of us down but it will never work," Marinos said. "There are no selfish players on this team, we are all equals on the court."
Against Lindsay on Jan. 30 the Monarchs had 10 players score, four of which were in double-digits. All night long Exeter point guard Jody Williamson found the open player and exploited the Cardinals inability to guard everybody on the court.
At a given practice you can see captains calling the drills while Wachter observes patiently. She says it's a machine, a well-oiled machine. The machine has only hit one glitch this season and that's the Corcoran Panthers. The Panthers are a perfect 6-0 in league and 20-1 overall. With one loss to mighty Corcoran already, the Monarchs will have to face them again before seasons end and hope to make some improvement.
They are comfortable because there are no worries about one player getting the ball too much or taking the spotlight. The spotlight is on the whole team. Williamson said when they are on the court she doesn't have to think about who to pass the ball to, finding the open shooter just happens naturally.
The teams, second leading scorer can sense a difference from last year's team that finished second in the ESL.
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