Zoned out: Houghton stumps Calumet

12/21/2018 | Game Recap | By Bryce Derouin

A skeptic could look at Houghton’s wins over Westwood and Escanaba and still question the longterm effectiveness of its 1-2-2 packline zone defense. Sure, Westwood has athletic guards with the ability to slash to the hole, and Escanaba has one of the biggest frontcourts in the UP — but neither team is known for its perimeter shooting. Esky was 6 of 18 from 3 in its loss to Houghton, while Westwood shot 3 of 12. 

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