Sports Town had plenty of time to speak with Kiski Area head coach Harry Rideout. Practice was cancelled due to the pre-tournament storm.
Nonetheless, the details of the Cavaliers latest endeavors were fresh in Rideout’s mind.
“We’re trying to become more disciplined and close games out better,” Rideout said. “Just get better at the little things -- defense, rebounding and execution. We’re playing ok at times but we have to be more consistent so we can win some of these close games. I think we’re getting better but the next part of the season is going to be a test for us.”
The Cavaliers entered the Hampton Tournament fresh from a 52-39 win at Butler. In the win, Nick Stone shot for 21 points, while Joe Brungo added 11.
“I think the winter break is good so that the kids can rededicate themselves with practice and play to the little things, and the consequences are different,” said Rideout. “The holiday season is where there’s practice for a day or two, and then two or three days of games … every team takes on a different feel. It takes you 4-5 games to get a feel for things, and then we work on the things that will make us successful down the road.”