We knew it was going to be a grinding game. We knew it was going to be a possession-by-possession game. We picked up the defensive intensity in the second half and that made a big difference.

That was just as big of a play as his final shot.

We haven't had a team actually come out and guard us since the Carl Junction game.

I couldn't believe it. I got a little carried away there, but when you get old like me, you wonder how many (chances you'll get to celebrate like that). I jumped around a little bit. We're just really excited about our players, especially the seniors.

They had a great game plan. It's a game I'm sure none of our players will ever forget.

When you haven't won a district in 12 years, you can't look ahead to anything. And once you make it this far, you just put your best team out there and see what happens.

We survived the first half and their good shooting. It's a credit to our kids and how hard they worked. The second half was the best 16 minutes of our season.

He hasn't said one word about it. Honestly, none of us even realized it at the time.

We've been through a lot with teams playing us differently. But it's all right because we have one of those situations where no one cares who gets the credit. They just work really hard to get the win.