High School Sports Xtra: Prep Spotlight


TEAM CONFERENCE, THEY SHARED A LEAGUE THREE TIMES AND IT ALL CAME DOWN TO A FINAL GAME. AND WE WELCOME THE HEAD OF THE TIGERS, CORY, GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE. WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE OF THE SEASON. YOU START OFF 4-0 SO YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR PLAYERS AND YOU LOSE STRAIGHT AND THEN NONCONFERENCE. AND AT THAT POINT IT’S LIKE WHERE DO WE GO? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE THE SEASON? WELL, WE REALLY HAD TO FIND OURSELVES DEFENSIVELY. WE’RE NOT BIG AT ALL. AND THOSE THREE GAMES STRETCH, IT SEEMS LIKE I REMEMBER THOSE THREE GAMES MORE THAN ANYTHING. WE GAVE UP A TON OF LAYUPS MORE THAN THE RIM THAN HALF COURT DEFENSE. AND THEN OUR KIDS BODY AND STAYING IN THE STANDS AND WE HAD TO OUR ELSE IN OUR LEAGUE IT WAS GOING TO BE A LONG LONG SEASON FOR US. WE DID SOME SOUL SEARCHING AFTER THOSE THREE GAMES AND WE GOT AFTER IT. AND THOSE THREE STREAKS PUT A LOT ON ITS LINE. IT WAS ALL OF THE MARBLES AFTER THEY BEAT THEM A WEEK AGO FROM TODAY. THE VIKINGS GAME ON MONDAY, YOUR TEAM EVENTUALLY COMES ON TOP. 53-39 AND WE’RE DOWN. YEAH, THEY’RE REALLY GOOD. DENMARK IS LOADED WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND YOU CAN SEE ON THE HIGHLIGHTS. WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO MAKE A FEW OF THOSE GAMES TO COME OUT ON TOP. AND YOU CLENCHED A SHARE OF AND TOUGH PLACE TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. AND THE GAME HIGH 19 WHEN IT MATTERED THE MOST AND WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE SECOND HALF? WE KICKED OFF OUR DEFENSE A LOT. THEY ALLOWED US TO NOT GET INTO TRANSITION. IT WAS BOTH OF OUR TEAMS IN NINE DAYS AND AN NBA SCHEDULE. THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE AND AN INCREDIBLE WAS BASKETBALL TEAM. AND EARLY IN THE SECOND HALF AND THEY HELD ON. SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT WAS A 62-52 DAY FOR FREEDOM. AND IT WAS A RIGHT SIDE TEAM AND IT SEEMED DESTINED TO MAKE IT TO THEM. AND A GUY THAT HELPED YOU GUYS LEAD THAT OFF ESPECIALLY. YOU GRADUATED FROM HAYS. MASON EVERYONED ABOUT 25 TIMES PER CONTEST WHICH IS TOP HE WAS ALWAYS A SHOOTER, ALWAYS A SCORER. BUT WHAT HELPED HIM WAS HIS DEDICATION IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. HE’S REALLY AN OUTSTANDING FINISHER. HE CAN REALLY GET TO THE RIM. HE’S HAD A FANTASTIC SEASON. AND HE GOES ON BEYOND THAT POINT AND I THINK HE’LL DO REALLY WELL AS WELL AT STEVEN’S POINT. THE WINNER OF NORTH PINES. AND THEN IT WILL BE LITTLE SUGAR TOMAHAWK. SO WHAT IS IT LIKE WHEN YOU GUYS ARE ARGUING WHO GETS THE ONE AND WHO GETS THE TWO? WELL, I’M A LITTLE BIT OVER AN HOUR. AND THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD TEAMS. AND WE GO ONE THROUGH FIVE SEEDS IN OUR REGIONAL AND ALL OF THE NUMBER ONE SEATS. YOU CAN FLIP FLOP ALL OVER THE PLACE AND IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT WIN. AND VALDERS PLAYED FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. I HOPE THEY PLAYED. AND THE TWO SEAT IS DENMARK. WHOEVER GETS THAT CHA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON MARCH 9TH, THEY WOULD HAVE EARNED IT. IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT. ANYONE ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT. AND THEY HAVE HAD JUST UNBELIEVABLE NIGHTS. AND TEAMS THAT PLAY YOU GUYS ALL OF TIME, MUST HAVE BEEN WONDERING WHEN ARE ALL THESE HAY’S KIDS. BOTH HAVE A TON OF SUCCESS. SAM IS SHOOTING A THREE. THE TWO OLDER BROTHERS PLAYING TOGETHER. BASKETBALL, SAFE TO SAY THE FAMILY GAVE ON THE HAYS HOUSEHOLD. WELL, THEY WERE BORED AT THE GYM. I’M PRETTY PROUD OF MY BUDDIES AND THE COACH, AND THE FATHER RULE PRETTY WORKED OUT WELL FOR US. HOW COOL IS IT THAT YOU HAVE TO WATCH TWO OF YOUR KIDS FROM AFAR. IT’S DIFFERENT. IT’S NICE TO BE DAD. AND CORY, BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. AND WHEN WE COME BACK IT’S TIME FOR US TO WRAP UP THE SHOW

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