The Wildcats were tested mightily during the stretch and entered the playoffs with a sterling record and ranked second in Class 2A. They were a definite favorite to reach the state tournament.
As for Perry?
The Maroons survived their own mid- to late-season swoon Plain dealing LA wife swapping hit the playoffs on a roll. However, they finished the regular season out of the top-eight in Class 3A, making their road to state - on paper, anyway - more challenging.
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Bbw for gymnastic fwb The Maroons had no trouble with Chandler in a point district win, then held off a stubborn Prague squad in the regional opener.
The first big roadblock was No. The Royals were one of two top-eight teams that figured to stand between Perry and a spot in the state tournament. Down big at halftime, Perry came back to win Perry was a team with which to be reckoned.
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However, the final three quarters belonged to Cashion in a victory. Hardaway: I think relief is a perfect word. I think for the coaches, more than the players, it was a big relief.
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The Wildcats were headed to area.
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However, the regional championship game against No. Mangum proved more than a formidable foe as it never backed down from Cashion and Women want sex Boissevain led in the waning moments of the game.
Somehow - like those brutal battles against Hennessey and Dale - Cashion emerged with a victory.
Hight: Losing to Millwood the year before, I think, benefited us more than. I felt really confident going into the game, probably more than I ever have in a big game. Cashion, meanwhile, was literally in uncharted territory considering the area tournament drought.
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Our free throw struggles finally may have cost us and I was issued a technical foul with left in the quarter and our team down four points while we were playing defense. Hardaway: I have always thought about how I would and always sought advice from other coaches on how they handled the same situation.
Before I entered the locker room, I had a quick meeting with my two assistant coaches to discuss the next minutes and make sure the three of us were on the same before talking to the team. It was going to go like this: Go in the locker room, and deal with Minco game, losing, why, how.
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They expected to win Friday.
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After the Minco discussion in the locker room, coaches provided a quick briefing on Calera. After the grueling late-night game and the minute bus ride home, he got to work. Hardaway: At about 4 Looking to smoke and cuddle this morning. But I did come across the idea of running an old zone defense that we had not run at Cashion in years.
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Once I felt like we could defend them, I was able to go to bed. There was another reassuring feeling for Hardaway. Hardaway: I had a sense with our guys, that no matter what, they were not going to lose twice in the area tournament. They are a program that their coaches and players are good friends of.
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We won by a big margin, which was both great and odd because you just always think an area finals game would be a tight one. We celebrated on the floor and in Casual Hook Ups Bald knob Arkansas 72010 locker room.
It was a lot of fun watching our players enjoy that experience. Hardaway: I really enjoyed having my family there! Hugs and congrats from my wife and kids, my parents and my grandfather were very special. Columbia city OR adult personals loved watching our players celebrate with their teammates, parents, family and friends.
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SWOSU essentially made it. Hardaway: We were there so long, they basically shut the lights out on us, but oh.
We were going to state. It was the first time that Cashion boys had gone to state since This year, however, the Maroons were more than Tilcara wifes need sex xxx. They never trailed and maintained a slim lead the entire first half. The Maroons kept their lead despite Drake having to sit for about a five-minute stretch.
Ultimately, Millwood had to start fouling. Goldberry went 11 of 13 from the line and finished with 22 points. Drake went for 23 points and 18 boards.
Hight: It was almost hard to believe. When I came to Perry, that was one of my biggest goals. It took 11 years, so I know how hard it is to get to that point So over the Chat porn Gilbert town, I have appreciated how hard it is to even get to area, much less the state tournament.
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We are not the most athletic or physically dominant team. We have to do all the little things right and these guys did that for me and each. Perry Women seeking nsa Kemmerer are accustomed to visiting State Fair Arena during the latter part of winter. Now there was another reason to go. Hight: Being a Perry graduate, our town, community and alumni really have supported Perry basketball.
We had great support at games and people were excited.
It made me proud to do something for those people. Hight: My family. My wife was proud of us and it was just great to see her smile after the game because she knows how bad I wanted to get to the state tournament.
And my kids, they have grown up on a school bus, sitting on the bench since they could walk, and spending hours and hours just watching practices. So having Ready to Terral down live in gf wanted son on the team and being able to see him on the floor and being able to contribute in the biggest moment of my career was awesome. All of that culminated in the moments after the final buzzer at Western Heights High School.
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Then, in the lobby of Western Heights gym, there were hundreds of family members and fans there to congratulate the team and take pictures. It was an awesome feeling, I bet I received over texts that night.