SCC boys turning season around

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Sports Editor

LAPLACE-Coaches hope that their teams end up playing their best basketball of the year at the end of the season.

It may have taken a little longer than he wanted, but St. Charles Catholic Head Coach Jeff Montz has gotten his wish.

Picking up another district win and only a game below .500 overall, the Comets avenged an early season loss with a 79-68 defeat of Donaldsville on Friday night.

Junior guard Andrew Coleman led the Comets with 24 points and all-everything forward Michael Troglen had 22 points. Jarvis Sanders also added 12 points in the win.

The victory over Donaldsville gives the Comets a 14-15 overall record and 4-2 district record heading into their game last night against E.D. White. SCC concludes their regular season on Friday when they welcome Lutcher for a 7:30 tip-off.

Montz is excited about the way his team is playing at the present moment and hopes that they can continue to play with the same consistency that has produced the recent wins.

“Early on the games that we lost we played well in,” Montz said. “We just were not finishing. Now we are learning to finish a little bit I guess and getting a little momentum.

“We have put ourselves in a good position. We have a pair of games left and we can control our destiny. That is all that you can ask.”

Montz is happy to see his team have such a positive turnaround.

“If we can have a good week here and finish out strong, it is good to know that we can head into the playoffs with some momentum,” Montz said. “Hopefully we will be able to do that.

“We lost those first two games in district and really in our heart knew that we had ever opportunity to win it. We feel like we have a good enough team to be successful against anybody in our district. Winning the St. James game on a last-second shot like we did really boosted our moral. We have played better the last couple of games since then, so it was a good thing.”