Heading into the season, Sachse has to feel a little snake-bitten last season because a lot of their results came down to losing close games. You can see a number of games from last season decided by 10 points or fewer and coach Mikesell saw that as a learning experience to help the team grow. Almost having to learn to lose before they can win.
“It’s something we’ve certainly talked about as a team,” Mikesell. “We felt like we were so close to being recognized as a really good basketball team and think we can be this season. We shoot free throws at a high level, we take care of the basketball and now we even defend better. It’s going to bleed into this year.”
With a team looking strong after a 5-2 start and a potential contender in District 9-6A, Sachse had a chance to prove itself against two of the top teams, Wylie and Garland. Wylie was the reigning district champion on a nearly 20-game district winning streak. They had started hot in since the new year and proved once again to have one of the best defenses.
By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]