The boys won 47-44 in their consolation game against Cook County in dramatic fashion after bowing to No. 1 Pelham, 58-41 in Thursday’s 1-AA semifinal. They finished No. 3 in in the region with a 14-13 record.
“Playing for third place isn’t as important as playing for first place. I think that’s the mindset we had.”
Though his defense held its opponent to under 42 points for the 13th time this season, Wade wasn’t keen to find a silver lining. He said he won’t reflect much from Friday’s contest as he begins gameplan prepartion for the state tournament, which begins late next week.
“I think we’ll have a good week of practice. The girls have to buy into the gameplan I put together.”
“We can’t be afraid of the moment,” Wade said. “Whatever gym we go to, it’s going to be tough. But that doesn’t mean we can’t win. And they have to believe that.”
Tillman’s bunch, on the other hand, rode home Friday with a persevering attitude.