Dino boys basketball looks ahead to first state tournament game
It was going to be tough finishing the regular season against the best 3A team in the state. And it was as Carbon went down to Wasatch 72-36 on Friday night in Heber.
For the Dinos Clint Finkbiner was the only player to score in double figures with 13. Carbon only scored 16 in the first half of play and 20 in the final period as the Wasps smothered them on defense.
Coach Ted Bianco stated that his team didn't play particularly well against Wasatch, but he gives the Wasps credit for being the kind of team that just forces you to not have a good game. There was not much to say except to look ahead to the first round state game the Dinos have coming up Friday night at North Sanpete.
Coach Bianco and his staff have watched tapes of the Hawks and feel like they measure up similarly to Park City. Actually they feel Park City may be a little tougher and Carbon just pulled off a big win against the Miners.
"If the boys play the way they did against Park City we can beat North Sanpete," he stated. "It is a game we can win, but we need to be focused and get our kids to believe they can win."
Carbon will play North Sanpete on Friday night at 7 p.m. The winner will move on to the tournament next Thursday and the loser will have to focus on next season.