His Lady Bulldogs had just let Early County’s Tynicia McCoy run down the floor and score a game-tying, buzzer-beater layup to end regulation in Thursday’s 1-AA semifinal after Thomasville seemingly won the game on a Danisha Jones basket with seven seconds remaining.
“We didn’t play defense at the end,” Wade said. “The one thing we talked about all week was finishing every possession, and the girls forgot to finish.”
And she did. But amid the semi-celebration, McCoy was halfway down the court with overtime on her mind.
Wade said that he preached confidence despite the calamity, but that he understands why it was tough to transmit.
“But still yet, in overtime, we missed opportunities and they made theirs. That was the difference.”
The Lady Bulldogs were plagued by 24 missed layups in Thursday’s loss, including six in the extra period.