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February 6, 2014

Sectional tips off Tuesday night

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Class A Sectional 63

Year in and year out, sectional 63 is one of the most talented and competitive in Southwestern Indiana, if not the entire state of Indiana. The action will tip off with Shoals-Washington Catholic on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Jack Butcher Arena. The first game matches up two teams that have had rough seasons, but with the postseason starting, optimism is renewed. Shoals (3-14) defeated Washington Catholic (2-16) Jan. 11, 57-41. The winner faces Vincennes Rivet.

Washington Catholic-Shoals

“We have learned a couple of things since the first game,” said Washington Catholic coach Michael Hopkins. “We have to get back on defense. They have a lot of early shots and leaked out on us in transition. We have to do a better job of everyone knowing their roles. Our second quarter, we got in some serious foul trouble and (Elizabeth) Perkins had to come out. We had people trying to break the press in the wrong positions. A lot of that is my fault for not putting people in the right position. We have tweaked our press breaker and that’s the biggest issue right there, because that’s where the game got away from us.”

Hopkins said his team needs to focus on doing what they need to know how to control Tuesday night. Keeping their confidence is paramount to success in the second game against Shoals, according to Hopkins. The Cardinals will greatly depend on their two primary scorers in seniors Elizabeth Perkins and Mary Anne Wichman to keep WC in the game.

“That is huge for a lot of teams like use that don’t have a lot of experience,” Hopkins said. “We talk about that quite a bit — I try to tell them to not let one mistake become two, become four, become eight. We have had that several times this year where things are fine and then one mistake, and is our implosion. I think we are getting better and we are very young in this regard, we’re getting better at trying to shake it off.”

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