By Bryan Davis
Friday night’s district title loss to the Oxford Chargers left the West Point Green Wave disappointed all weekend. Green Wave head coach Brad Cox, however, drove one point home to his boys. They are still alive and playing basketball.
“They took the loss pretty hard because of everything they put into it this year,” Cox said on Monday. “There are a lot of teams at home though. We’re one of the few teams still playing basketball.”
Because the West Point team defeated New Hope last Tuesday, that secured a spot in the North State Tournament. Friday night’s game with Oxford was for the district title and hosting rights.
While the Green Wave will not host the first round, they will play Indianola-Gentry, at their place, tonight.
“They’re pretty good,” Cox said of the Delta team. “They’ve got a lot of height. There are two six-foot-five guards, and they have a six-foot-seven guy they go to off the bench.”
On Friday night, the Green Wave played a solid four quarters with Oxford. That was coming off an overtime win against the Trojans on Tuesday.
West Point took advantage of the days off on Saturday and Sunday to rest their legs and refocus.
On Monday, they were right back on the court, preparing for tonight’s game.
“Right now, we’re getting focused on Gentry,” Cox said.
Against Indianola, the game plan is about the same. West Point is going to have to play a full four quarters.
“We’re going to have to rebound,” Cox said. “It should be a pretty good game.”