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"It puts us in a real ...
"It puts us in a real comfortable position going into the playoffs, the ability to scout some teams and keeps us down on our side of the bracket," Bishop Ford coach John Infortunio said when asked about the importance of winning the division title.
"It puts us in a nice place."
It didn't come easy, though.
Both teams struggled in a first half that seemed to have more hard fouls and near flare-ups than points scored.
The Falcons went into the locker room clinging to a 19-18 lead and it was there that Infortunio
made wholesale changes for the second half.
"[We changed] defensive assignments, lining up certain players against box-and-one, tweaks with the press," Infortunio
"When you have him and Justyn and they're clicking defensively, that's tough to handle if you're a guard," Infortunio
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"They showed a lot of resiliency, ...
"They showed a lot of resiliency, a lot of heart and a lot of determination," Bishop Ford coach John Infortunio said.
also didn't know what Hall's problem was, but he
knew the result.
was terrible," he
sat Hall in the third quarter, giving him a chance to get his mind clear.
"I didn't say anything to him," Infortunio
"Good players do what Matt did in the fourth quarter and in overtime," Infortunio
"They missed a lot of jump shots in the fourth quarter and I think that's because we pressured so much throughout the game," Infortunio
"It gets you tired."
said the victory was critical, giving the Falcons the right mentality heading into pivotal league games at St. John's Prep and Monsignor McClancy this week.
"I think losing is a contagious thing and if you let yourself do it once, then they start to think we could lose this one, too," Infortunio
Our special thanks to Councilman Bill de Blasio for all his support, Jeff Rothberg of Forest City Ratner and the Nets, Ray Nash and John Infortunio of Bishop Ford CHS, and Roger Mignott, Commissioner of Basketball, for making such an incredible season possible.
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