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January 26, 2014

Final observations from the Pitt 8

(Continued)

McALESTER —

The fastest teams in the Pitt 8 tended to draw the most traveling violations, and they tended to overrun the basket more. A day after Kiowa’s semifinal loss to Haileyville, a Cowboy said he couldn’t wait to play the Warriors again on Kiowa’s home court on Feb. 6.

A basketball court shouldn’t give one team an advantage over another, but nor should it hinder teams. The slickness of the Southeast Expo Center court became apparent on the first day of competition, and the issue never went away.

This court needed to be prepped better before the tournament, and it needed to be cleaned better during the week

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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