We feel terrible about our guy on the last shot. He feels terrible, but we talked to him and we told him that it shouldn't have come down to that. To be honest, we feel sick about the game. It's a game where you feel like you just got kicked in the stomach.
Obviously, both teams are having very similar seasons. We've both lost a lot of close games. We are both at 'Heartbreak Hotel' all year. This was a super win for us.
Schwartz hurt us inside the second half, but it's hard to defend everything when you move the ball around like Assumption does. Passing like that is a lost art in high school, but Assumption shows a lot of skill doing it.
Coach (Hank) Murray has an Irish jig we do after a win and we haven't done it since the first game after the winter break. We were excited.
He became a lot more aggressive in the second half. He took the ball hard to the basket and blocked a number of shots.
I'm happy we got things straightened out. It was the right thing to do. It was just a mistake. The guys on the scorer's bench and the officials did a good job of getting it correct.
All those close losses, not able to let a big lead hold ... instead of folding, we finished strong. It's been tough on us, but I'm proud of them because they stayed positive. The kids deserve a lot of credit.
Marcus was probably our team MVP tonight. He's really matured as a basketball player and just continues to get better. Obviously, that's something you like to see as a coach, and it helps build momentum for us as a basketball team.
We didn't crack. I like our guys' attitude. They came back and were upbeat. Hopefully, we keep going. If we get the consistency we need, we'll be able to do it.