Makayla Everette, a 5-10 senior forward, provides some experience in the paint, averaging 10.8 rebounds and 6.0 points per game.
Meanwhile, 5-7 freshman guard Devinya Robinson (5.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.8 spg) has been known for her pesky defense and led the Bulldogs’ overwhelming press against Woburn on Thursday.
“They play a lot of pressure (defense),” Downer said.
“They do a 1-3-1, kind of have a three-quarter trap, do a lot of full court stuff. So I think it’s so important for us to value the basketball and maybe use what they’re trying to do to us to our advantage and see if we can get some quick baskets.”
Central generates its offense from its tough defensive style.
Both teams, in that respect, are similar.
The Raiders own the height advantage with 6-foot senior Amanda Williams, who has dominated both as a scorer and rebounder in the paint all year.
“We’re both up-tempo type of teams who a lot of our game is on transition points,” Downer said.
“Controlling the boards is our No. 1 goal going in.”