Montgomery and the dribble-drive motion offense

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
The Montgomery boys’ basketball team isn’t very big — and it doesn’t appear to be overly athletic — but it does seem almost perfectly suited for its dribble-drive motion offense.
The Vikings (11-4, 2-1 in NBL), who are loaded with undersized quick guys who can shoot, ran their offense flawlessly in a 63-47 win over Elsie Allen on Wednesday night. Montgomery made 13 of 24 3-pointers and 25 of 45 shots from the field in a shooting performance that had Elsie Allen coach Ruben Noles repeatedly shaking his head with a will-this-team-ever-miss-a-shot? look on his face.
The dribble-drive offense features one post player and four players hovering around the 3-point line. A player drives the lane, kicks it back out to a player who drives the lane and kick it back out to a player who … the whole idea is to get a layup or a wide-open 3-pointer.
When the offense is run well, and the Vikings ran it beatifully Wednesday, it can make a small, marginally athletic team look unbeatable.