Indians win conference title spot yet one game still remains
Elsberry Seniors Mike Bange and Cody Shaw are expected to know how to play at a varsity level and have enough experience to come ready to play, according to Indians Head Coach Ryan Parker. Something he said has been a bit of a challenge this season.
The Elsberry Indians were able to three-peat their conference title as they defeated Montgomery County on Friday, Feb. 8, 61-45. However, there is still a chance they may have to share the title depending on the outcome of the Friday, Feb. 15 match up against Wright City.
“I thought we played well against Montgomery County, I wouldn’t say we played extremely great but we played well at home,” said Indians Head Coach Ryan Parker. “I think it showed. I mean we knew Montgomery was a good team, 5-1 in conference coming in I believe and we knew it would be a big game for us.”
Parker went on to say that he felt as though a lot of his kids stepped up. Not just the typical bunch but Rodney Chatman made five-points, Ethan Pott made two three-pointers, Adam Sherrow had two-points and Dylan Howard had six-points. According to Parker, it was good to see other players get into the mix, as they have one and lost games with only relying on three players.
“We didn’t guard early on, allowing the other team to score on us, which in that sense we struggled but we did do a better job at following the scouting report and following the plan,” said Parker. “I mean we didn’t follow it exact and we still had several issues but we did better than we have talked about in recent past.”
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