State Hoops Champs Honored as Teams of the Week
Wednesday is high school Team of the Week day on 13 Sports. We couldn't go with just one team this week because FIVE area Full Court Press teams won state titles this past weekend.The Altavista boys dominated in the state tournament to win the Division 1 title.The Salem boys and girls BOTH won titles in Division 4. The boys finished the season winning 15 of their last 17 games. The girls were led by Wake Forest-bound Tay Taylor.The Floyd County girls finished a remarkable season with a 28-and-2 record.Josh Little and the Radford boys also finished 28-and-2, topping Gate City in the finals.
Mike Cartolaro, ALTAVISTA HEAD COACH, said "They felt a lot of pressure. Everyone was saying that we should win and saying it and doing it is two different things. And when you put that much of a load on sophomores, that's a lot but they battled through it. They've been real focused."
Kevin Garst, SALEM HEAD COACH, said "This is something they'll remember for the rest of their lives and they stayed together as a family. The relationships they've developed over the past three or four months is just really good and I'm just really proud of these guys."