UTICA — After experimenting with a new defense early on, the Utica girls basketball team went back to the basics Tuesday.

The Redskins went back to a tough man-to-man defense in the second half and it turned the tide, helping propel them to a 59-41 victory over visiting Highland in the season-opener for both squads.

“We picked it up on the defensive end,” said Utica coach Terry Logue. “We played good the first five minutes of the game, then we switched things up and it got us out of what we wanted to do. Once we stayed in man, we played pretty good.”

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