They have been known in recent years for their pressure defense which leads to offense. They are fifth in Class 4A in scoring (72.0 ppg) while the Berries are fourth (72.9 ppg).
“We’re going to have to play our best game of the year to win,” Jennings said. “Especially lately we haven’t had a couple of good games. If we want to beat Anderson we’re going to have to by far play our best game of the year.
“I don’t know if they’ve been pressing as much this year as they have in years past. But their man-to-man halfcourt defense is always really good. Their guards are super quick and I know they’ll have one or two right on me. It’ll be a challenge but I think we’ll be ready.”
The Berries have won five straight against the Indians. The Berries trailed by 12 at one point in the first half and trailed 48-46 in the fourth quarter in last year’s contest at Anderson before ending the game with a 15-0 run over the last five minutes which included hitting all eight of their free throws down the stretch.
Hoover said the matchup has been one of the most fun ones to watch in recent seasons.
“It really has been in the last few years because we’ve been beating them,” he said. “But I don’t know what’s going to happen Saturday.”