|Cavalier boys enjoying life at the top|
|Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:05|
The state title game was perhaps the easiest of the three contests last weekend after clawing to a first round win against Chester Area and a grueling three-overtime brawl in the semifinals.But for coach and players winning the way they did makes this title that much sweeter. STM senior Liam Duffy says, 'We knew how good the teams there were. This was a year where the field was very, very good. Any one of the teams could have been the number one seed, all the way through about the 8th seed. And so, we went in and we knew how good the teams were and they didn't disappoint. Every team there played their hearts out.
They were all great. And I think the two first games that were very challenging, not to say the third one wasn't, but they prepared us for how good Viborg was going to be and that helped us to get through that game, too.'Cavaliers Head Coach Dave Hollenbeck says, 'I felt more fortunate getting to the championship because of the fact we didn't' play our best basketball and I knew we could play better. And I think it was a relief for us to get through those first two games. And because of that relief we were more relaxed and we were really a lot more focused.'
This is the third state boys' basketball title for Saint Thomas More under Coach Dave Hollenbeck.