We're not going to take quick shots that aren't open ... I think we can take advantage of our post guys running well.
When we have the opportunity to put Joe on a post guy it keeps him close to the rim. He can rebound and alter shots. That switch was a big key to getting us back in the game.
We're going to have to guard them very tough. And Joe (Kalb) will be guarding one of the post guys.
We're getting a lot of guys involved. That's important. We're defending teams as well as we have all year.
Carey is a very athletic team with some good players that have been playing long enough to know what coach Kin wants. (The last time) we happened to make some extra shots and free throws down the stretch. They're playing well right now and we have to play well to be in the game with them.
We talked about this all week. We've played at this pace a few times. But they are a very good defensive team. Not too many teams hold Joe (Kalb) to five points and one field goal.
He's a great student. He's a player who wants to excel and wants to win.
He's a really good point guard. He's their best player. He's a good player and he's not going to make a mistake.
He (Kalb) came to play tonight. He was pretty good.
Joe was great tonight. He did things tonight he's been practicing all year. Come heck or high water, he was going to make it (to the regional tournament) again.
Joe's one of those kids that's a self-made athlete. He just works very hard.
I think the rust is off, we've played enough games now that the kids know where each other are going to be on the court. Having an All-Ohio player like Joe Kalb also helps to open things up a lot.
Kyle is kind of in mid-season form right now. That's good for us.
Kris was one of those football players who made it very easy to be a quarterback because he was a fullback everybody had to try to stop. He was most of our offense.
Our kids came out and played well and so did Carey. That was two good teams going at it tonight.
Our offense hasn't been in sync for about a month now. It looks like were afraid to takes shots and for that matter make shots, and tonight we just didn't look like we were mentally prepared.
Nate can make the shots. We really needed him to look at the basket, and he did.
I think his biggest improvement overall has been the ability to take jump shots off the dribble. He did that tonight. Also defensively he's become more of a communicator and not just a shot blocker.
I thought if we were in a situation where we had to put them at the foul line we would be in trouble.
I think this was our best defensive half of the season. We let them score handily in the first half. But we held them to 18 points in the second half. That's pretty good.
That's a tribute to (Carey coach) C.J. (Kin). His kids aren't going to back down from anybody. That's typical of teams that get to this spot. They're not going to lay down and die.
We're definitely a different team than we were six, eight or even 10 games ago. We're playing with more confidence. Our sophomores have an entire season under their belts now. They're not sophomores anymore.
We're deeper now. We're able to do some different things.
You always want that dream trip to the state tournament. The kids were hungry. The kids weren't satisfied. We just ran out of gas, we ran out of time.
We finally began to get some good looks at the basket and made some shots to put ourselves in a position to win the game in the fourth.
We had a lot of crucial turnovers in overtime. You can't turn the ball over on the first two possessions of a four-minute period and expect to win.
We have the capability of scoring a lot of points and tonight we did that. Tonight was just our night and Riverdale didn't have a good shooting night and that led to a lot of fast break opportunities for us.
The Rader kid was very good and they did a nice job of getting the ball in to him.
When you have a game like this, it's not just one play. Players make plays. That's why we're here.
Every time I've watched them a different kid steps up.
We just needed to settle down in the second half. We put some stops together and then took some things away from them.
As a linebacker he was physical, face first. He was very good at shedding blockers.
They're very athletic and they push the ball very hard. The biggest challenge is they score well on the perimeter and score well inside. They are just very good offensively.
They got too many open looks in the first half. We wanted to stay with that pressure a little bit.
A big key is we have to finish. I think these guys have grown up a lot over 19 games.
They are very deliberate on offense, they just hang on until they get the shot they want. They're probably the best defensive team we've seen all year.
They (Bucks) are going to hurt some people down the stretch. We were very fortunate to win this game. Heck, we were fortunate to get it to overtime.
They just came out and made shots. It's just a situation where that team can score a lot of points quickly. They keep moving the ball around.
His dedication and commitment were very important to him. He wanted to play at the next level and he worked very hard to become a player that can play in college.
Chad's done that all year. He's always been that sneaky guy to get a couple of baskets to get you back in it. It's too bad he's a 6-foot post. It's too bad he's not 6-5, if he was he'd be All-Ohio.
The kids did a real nice job on (Peterson). They did it by chasing him and I think they just plain wore him out. That just shows the character of these kids.