Glen Rock HS

JANUARY 6, 2016

NORTH HALEDON – Glen Rock coach Steve Grenz has a group of athletic, quick players who have shown through the early part of the season that they can thrive defensively.

If the Panthers continue to play like they did Tuesday against Eastern Christian, they’ll remain a difficult team to beat.

“That’s probably one of the best games that we played defensively, getting up in their players’ faces and really putting a lot of pressure on them,” Grenz said after Glen Rock’s 49-26 win over the Eagles. “We’ve kind of been playing a little bit of a different style. This time we were being very aggressive and it worked well.”

Glen Rock rode a strong defensive performance in a matchup of two of the top teams in the NJIC Colonial Division. The Panthers (5-1) are a deep team with a balanced offense, but for Grenz, his team’s swarming pressure will perhaps be the most critical factor to compete in the division.

“There are about six to eight girls who can really score,” Grenz said. “We know that’s going to be coming. Sometimes we get a little stagnant. But defensively we just have to make sure we’re strong.”