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.
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.
The Rader kid was very good and they did a nice job of getting the ball in to him.
Our kids came out and played well and so did Carey. That was two good teams going at it tonight.
Kyle is kind of in mid-season form right now. That's good for us.
Every time I've watched them a different kid steps up.
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.
I thought if we were in a situation where we had to put them at the foul line we would be in trouble.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Nate can make the shots. We really needed him to look at the basket, and he did.
When you have a game like this, it's not just one play. Players make plays. That's why we're here.
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.
He (Kalb) came to play tonight. He was pretty good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.