No seniors, no problem for top-ranked and unbeaten Valley Christian

Arizona Sports News online

It isn’t supposed to happen this fast.

A high-scoring offense.

A smothering, pressure defense.

Enough quality depth off the bench to fill two rosters, much less one.

To this point, an undefeated season.

All of the above without a single senior on the roster.

It’s a good problem to have, particularly for Valley Christian girl’s varsity head coach Scott Timmer who’s Division III top-seeded Trojans improved to 17-0 (3-0 in region play) with a 58-46 come-from- behind with at Fountain Hills Tuesday night.

For Timmer and his staff the recipe for success is simple: run the other team into submission at both ends of the floor. It’s what happened for the Falcons who jumped out to a first half lead but couldn’t keep up with the pace after halftime.

“I have three freshman off the bench I play all the time,” Timmer told after the game. “I can actually go 10-deep if I need to…they love offense. They can really play offense.”

The defense isn’t too shabby either. The private school from Chandler has held six opponents to 20 points or less. Even more impressive considering the Trojans want to push the tempo at both ends with a roster compiled of three juniors, four sophomores and five freshmen.

Timmer said VC has used the momentum from summer ball into the fall. It’s a dedicated group with no egos and a team-first mentality, something needed when playing time is at a premium.

“It’s a lot of fun,” junior forward Ashley Koch said. “We get better the faster we play.”