"Steph has said it's kind of nice this year because she can dish it off. It's not a one-man show," said Weaver. "She doesn't feel the pressure of having to score all our points. Everybody can score."
Also, four Warrior Run starters shoot better than 60 percent from the foul line, led by Shamburg (86.0) and Eisenhuth (76.5), which shows up well when a game turns on defense.
One other factor that may help the Defenders is (even at 5-2) there's much work to be done to qualify for the postseason. Because they haven't lapped the field yet as in some other seasons, they should stay motivated. They certainly won't be fooled into believing the season's second half will be as easy as the first.
"In other years we would be undefeated or have just one loss," said guard Abby Fisher, "but we've been working really hard in practice after our two losses and I think because of that we'll be playing better basketball. It obviously is working. (Muncy) was a really big win for us to prove to us and other schools that we're still in it."
n Scott Dudinskie covers girls basketball for The Daily Item. Email comments or questions to email@example.com.