SALT LAKE CITY —- No star power. No problem for the Alta Hawks.
True to form, Alta issued a balanced approach on offense to help get by Hillcrest 62-42 Tuesday night at the Huntsman Center. It’s an offensive approach that has worked well for Alta through the years and certainly helped in reaching the 5A state championship a year ago.
“I’ve never been the type of coach who tries to create a star,” Alta Coach Jim Barker explained. “I’ve always thought if you balance it that it’s so much harder to guard you., so I try to keep a balanced game…I think it helps this time of the year.”
That’s not to suggest Alta doesn’t have players capable of being featured offensively — quite the contrary..
Players such as Landon Albrecht, Zach Rollins and Trevor Hill can hold their own against just anyone in the state. But each player adheres to Barker’s philosophy and believe the team is better off for it.
“We don’t have just one set shooter who does everything for us,” Albrecht said. “We want to play as a team no matter who is scoring that night, getting the most rebounds or assists — we just like to play as a team.”