NEW RIEGEL - Cara Noel might do well to keep the first 11 minutes and snip the rest of the video of her Arcadia team's game against New Riegel Friday night.
There is a lesson or two in there that coach Todd Aichholz might emphasize for the Blue Jackets as well.
But in the end, New Riegel took most of the corrective measures and posted a 74-56 non-league win.
The Blue Jackets improved to 8-1 while the Redskins were left still searching for their first victory in seven tries.
"I don't like moral victories; I'd much rather have a straight-out victory," first-year coach Noel said. "But this was a huge first step for our young team tonight. It showed the character and want and desire of this group."
One team opened the game with an airball, managed just two field goals in 13 attempts and had nine turnovers in the first period. It wasn't the team with just one loss coming in.
New Riegel mostly watched as Casey Mock scored six points early as Arcadia opened a 7-4 first-quarter lead.
A three-point play by Shae Watkins and a 3-point goal by Kodak Rebarchek helped the Redskins push the margin to 14-5. Arcadia had the lead back at nine points again at 18-9 with 4:58 to go after a pair of foul shots each by Mock and Hayden Ramsey.
"We had four points and 12 to 15 turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame. We came out and just didn't value the basketball," Aichholz said. "We tried to do things we're not used to doing.
"A lot of those early turnovers were self-inflicted wounds," he said. "The last five or six minutes of the second quarter, we stopped turning the ball over and we ended up scoring 30 points."
Noel was a little more direct in her assessment.
"We battled hard and had a great first half against a very good team," she said. "And then Reinhart decided to lay the law down on us inside."
That would be senior post Brandyn Reinhart. And once he got his game going, there was little the Redskins could do to stop him.
Reinhart had a three-point play and two other strong post scores all on inbound plays in a matter of a minute to start a 16-2 burst.
Joshua Nye's baseline drive tied the game at 20-20 with 2:58 left in the half. Then, after a Redskin turnover, Reinhart scored on another inbound play to put New Riegel on top for good.
"Teams are going to have runs. Good, bad, whatever, teams are going to have runs," Noel said. "You can limit their run by taking care of the ball, making good decisions, checking out and doing the hard stuff on defense. Or you can fuel the run by giving the ball up and not getting after the weak-side boards. We did some of the latter."
The Blue Jackets converted six inbound plays in the quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers by Korey Williams. After the horrid start, New Riegel hit 11-of-14 from the field in the second period.
"A lot of those shots were good-looking shots," Aichholz said. "We starting making the smart passes, the easy passes. We just try to keep it simple as far as what the defense gives us.
"We talked a lot at the end of the quarter. I think we only had one post feed that point," he said of what would become a concerted effort to get to the 6-foot-4 Reinhart. "We have to feed our horse and we weren't doing that early on."
Reinhart had 15 points at the half and added 10 more in the third quarter as New Riegel pushed the margin to 58-38. He finished with 31 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Williams nailed five 3-pointers on the way to 19 points for the winners while Nick Wank checked in with eight points.
Watkins led Arcadia with 22 points while Mock totaled 17 and Hayden Ramsey had 10. But from there, the Redskin roster produced just seven more points.