Behind sophomore L.C. Cooks' 21-point performance, Central Cabarrus (3-1) routed West Stanly 81-60 last week in Concord.
But the 6-foot point guard said he wasn't happy with the turnovers he had.
"I could've played better, but I think I did what I had to do - got my teammates into it and scored when I had to do it," he said.
But Cooks wasn't the only one turning the ball over. The game was sloppy at time with both teams giving the ball away often, leading to a lot of easy scoring breakaways.
After being down 18-15 in the first quarter, the Vikings started to put pressure on West Stanly's ball handlers. This allowed Central Cabarrus to capitalize from the Colts' turnovers and build a 39-27 lead at the half.
"I was pleased with the defensive pressure we put on them - they made a lot of turnovers," said Vikings head coach Brian King.
King explained that he knew that pressing his opponents could translate into easy points from his scouting report.
West Stanly coach Rudi Heath said his squad (3-3) was "whipped" by the Vikings, especially by the pressure they put on his squad.
"When they turned around and did that trap we just had a hard time with it," he explained.
After the Vikings came out with their pressure and regained the lead, Heath tried to stop the bleeding by calling a timeout.
But when his team went right out and committed careless turnovers, the head coach was forced to call two more timeouts - three total timeouts in less than a minute - to try to calm down his team.
"Everybody in North Carolina does the whole Dean Smith and holds their timeouts until the end but our ball handlers are young guys and sometimes we have to point stuff out and make sure they get that down," Heath said.
The Colts were able to keep the score close in the first half behind Andrew Wilson's 14 points. The 6-foot-4 forward finished with 24 and was the only double-digit scorer for his team but wasn't as effective in the second half.
"It's kind of hard for him to do well when you don't get him the ball," Heath said.
Bennie Deer finished with 13 while Dey'Quan Heath and Malcolm Drummer rounded up the double-figure scorers for the Vikings with 12 and 11 respectively.
Cooks said that the win, the third in a row for the Vikings, was important - especially after only winning four games last season.
"We're in a good run," Cooks said. "If we can keep playing good we can make it far."
Coach King agreed. "We have to build the culture of winning back and winning three games in a row is a good start."