Knoch basketball team staying focused as the regular season closes

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

This week, the young 2012-13 Knights are finishing their section schedule will Valley and Mars. It’s been a hard season but they’ve done well and learned a lot. The least of which is to stay focused on the task at hand.

“Valley has been coming on strong lately,” said Knoch head coach Sean O’Donnell. He noted that the team had spent the week before on some non-section games, with Riverside and Burrell. Riverside actually defeated Knoch on Tuesday night (January 28) one of Knoch’s two seniors (Samantha Logan) shot for 11 points.

The nonsection games had been about introducing Knoch’s young players to a “playoff” type dynamic, even though section games were remaining. O’Donnell had still wanted the Knights to focus on the games at hand, not those of the following week.

“I tell them ‘don’t get too far ahead of yourselves,’” said O’Donnell.

All game results as well as current records can be found on the WPIAL 2012-13 girls’ basketball page at Post-Gazette NOW.