By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– McKay was faced with probably the toughest test of the year with McNary Tuesday Night, and the Celtics were dominate in the 85-62 defeat that snapped the Scots five-game winning streak and hand McKay just their third loss of the season.
Pain is there, as they were able to cut it to 10 in the fourth before McNary put it out-of-reach late; but so is confidence as they go back to what Head Coach Dean Sanderson always says with their, ‘Last Game/Next Game’ Menality as they take this lesson and turn it to a positive for South Salem Friday.
“It hurts a lot, it knocked us down,” said Hayden Hull. “But we’re going to get back up and show the rest of the (Greater Valley Conference) who the tougher team really is. We will work hard in practice and bring up the intensity.
“We knew going into the game they were a good team and would be tough to play. But that didn’t stop us from giving our best. I think what we need to do most is work on our defense. Our rotations were off and that’s something we need to work on.”
They’ll have a few days to work on their intensity and correct the errors and issues that presented themselves versus McNary as they prep for a Saxon squad who had a week to prepare for McKay and their high-pace offense and pressuring defense.
Tip off is at 7:15pm at South Salem High School Friday Night.