I thought we came out focused. For the first time all year, we played well all four quarters.
It gives you a special feeling that the other coaches have the respect that they voted you coach of the year. I think it's kind of an award that you feel good about but, at the same time, the players really won the award for me.
We just didn't execute very well offensively in the second half. We picked up a lot of fouls in the fourth quarter and that discouraged us a little bit. We stopped rebounding, and that hurt us, too. But give Hunt credit, they came in here and took the win against us.
Our execution in the half-court offense was the best its been all year.
I can see the ball. Finish the game or walk off the court and default.
The zone forced them to use a lot of clock in getting shots. We did a good job on (junior guard Chelsea) Atkinson (eight points). They never really got their outside game going. But they were beating us in the full court.
We were cold from the floor. Then we came out in the third quarter with a full-court press, and it paid off for us. We were able to control the game the rest of the way.
It was a total team effort. I was pleased with our intensity, enthusiasm and concentration.
The biggest thing about the first round is everybody's anxious. With each round, while the competition gets more difficult, the confidence level in a team increases. The best thing about today is our players kept their focus and intensity and came out and gave us good, quality play.
That was the most points I can remember scoring in girls basketball.
We're fairly talented and hopefully the second half of the season will be the best basketball we play. The girls are really getting my style of basketball. Our kids are playing really well I'm seeing some good signs.
Wilson Hunt has always had good tennis, for the most part. Eastern Wayne had some good players, too. As far as the balance of the league, I couldn't tell much difference from this year and last year. I really thought (the ECC) was just as strong as it had been being.