New Mission vs. Concord-Carlisle
Overview - Concord-Carlisle has quietly gone about its business this season winning the DCL Small and then cruising through the D2 Central. They face a talented New Mission team led by Shaquan Murray on the perimeter and Asante Sandidford and Bam Rivers down low. This is where this game will be won. If C-C can control the glass they can win this game, if not New Mission wins this easily. C-C also boasts a great guard tandem in Jamir Henderson and John Dorr who have the quickness and athleticism to stay with the Mission guards. They will have to have solid games if C-C is going to pull off the upset.
Coaches take - David Cohen, Concord-Carlisle
1. What has been the key to your team's success this season?
We really believe the key to our season on the court has been defense. We made a commitment at the beginning of the year that defense would be our backbone and it has been the constant to the success of our season.
2. What concerns you about New Mission going into the championship game?
They have the most talented and deepest roster in D2. That leaves them a a lot of room for error on any given night.
3. Everyone knows about the stars on your team, but who has been the most unheralded player for you this season and why?
Given that our starting five were named league all stars, I would say it is our 6th man Eric Sellew, who seems to get better every game. He is a 6'5 sophomore who can score inside and outside, rebound, and change shots in the paint.
4. What has been the most enjoyable part of this journey to the state title for you?
I think the most enjoyable part of this journey has been sharing the ride with all the people that contributed to making this possible. This was a group accomplishment by the kids and adults in our cc boys basketball community and to feel the support of our school , community, and the supporters of our program has made for an unforgettable experience.
Prediction - New Mission by 6
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