It didn't appear to be much of an issue in Tuesday night's game against Douglass High School in the Memphis vs. Atlanta Roundball Christmas Classic, especially in the first half.
The Indians pounced on the Red Devils early, scoring the first 11 points of the contest, and never looked back before winning 73-51 at the Marietta Garden.
"The kids are scoring better than they were earlier in the year," McEachern coach Mike Thompson said. "We played pretty good. It was good to get through the holiday, get extra games in so we can get ready for the rest of the season. I feel like we're playing a little bit better but we'll find out in a week or so."
McEachern (7-4) jumped on Douglass early by going to the free-throw line - the Indians were 8-of-13 from the foul line in the first half - and hitting timely 3-pointers.
Ten different players scored for McEachern, with Dione Robertson leading the way at 13 points. Reed Dungan was also in double figures with 10 points and Chris Okpala added nine.
The Indians started the game by challenging their Memphis opponent inside the paint and getting on the foul line. A layup by Okpala put the Indians in front by 11 before a 3-pointer by Loren Hall with 1:23 left opened a 15-4 lead with 1:23 left to play.
McEachern veered away from the free-throw line in the second quarter and began sinking more 3s. Hall, Okpala and Tray Fletcher each drained a long-range shot, with Fletcher's 3 opening up a 22-13 lead with 2:31 left. The Indians totaled five 3-pointers in the first half.
Ahead by 18 at the half, the Indians never let down offensively and used an 11-point run while forcing four straight Douglass turnovers.
"We did well on the press and turned the ball some," said Thompson, whose team will enter another lengthy break before resuming their Region 4AAAAA schedule Jan. 7 at Kennesaw Mountain. "Any time we can do that, it helps us score and to find easier ways to score. That helped us quite a bit."
The 11-0 spurt was a team effort as Darius English, Fletcher and Okpala started it off with inside buckets. English then added two more points from the free-throw line and Dungan capped the run with a 3 from the left corner.
McEachern's 11 unanswered points gave the Indians a 50-27 cushion and Douglass never recovered.
Donvon Matthews led the Red Devils with 15 points and Anthony Austin added 14.