The big crowd at the Curtis Carroll Field House in Jacksonville got to see the Lions roar late with the game on the line.
“We were down by four points, 33-29, I remember that. In the second half we started playing better, especially on defense,” said Bill Giles, Saltillo head boys basketball coach. “On offense, we began working our offense and not shooting too quick. We took advantage of our size and went inside and it worked.”
Giles said that Hunter Holder was the leading scorer for the team.
“Chase Richey did a really good job on defense, he held Goodrich’s top scorer to just seven points. That was big,” Giles said.
The game was a battle of two state-ranked teams. The season ends for Goodrich.
Saltillo, 25-8, will continue to meet Douglass in the regional quarterfinals, probably Tuesday at location and time to be determined.
“Douglass is good, I think they have only lost three or four games this year,” Giles said. “They have a good point guard, good size. They have the Westbrook brothers and they’re both very good. They are solid. It should make for an exciting game. We’re the underdog, but we will give it all we have.”
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