"Over the past few games of practice, those two have been a point of emphasis," Holt said. "We have to make sure we stay in front of those girls and give them too much space. You can't stray to far from the help positions when guarding those two, because both lit us up in the sectional last year. Their supporting cast has gotten better and better as well, so it's not like you can just lock those two up and hope to survive. They have five girls on the floor, who are capable of pretty good scoring nights."
North Daviess won 15 of its first 17 games to start the season, with the two defeats coming to Barr-Reeve and Washington (3A). The Cougars stumbled at the end of the regular season in losing two of their final three games to Wood Memorial and Springs Valley. Knepp admitted that everyone wants to enter postseason play with momentum, but he feels confident in what his team can do Friday night.
"We have to start from Friday night to start building momentum," Knepp said. "I'm not concerned, because (Class A No. 3) Attica was 20-0 going into its sectional and lost the first game. When you end the regular season, you end that season. Sectional is a different season. It is survive and advance. Momentum is nice to have, but you can build momentum in a game."