That really took the wind out of our sails. They just outplayed us in every way in the first half. They proved why they are the best team in the state.

We worked harder on getting rebounds after halftime. We were so close, all we needed to do was take that extra step, and we did.

Andrew had an off night shooting the ball and made his only shot in the fourth quarter. The game went back and forth the whole time. It was a satisfying win.

I'm really proud of them. We're one of the smallest 2A teams in the state with an enrollment that should be 1A, and yet we're playing well against teams twice our size. These kids came to compete every night.

They shot 42 percent from the floor and held us to 22 percent. We were down 39-31 near the end of the third quarter. Then their full court man press tired us out. We just ran out of gas. They also forced a lot of turnovers.

We had a big lead in the fourth and they stormed back. We were down by three with five seconds left and we made a 3 to send it to overtime.

We did not pull away until the third quarter after a huge run. We played very well and had balanced scoring. The big difference was getting 19 offensive rebounds.