Wednesday, February 27, 2008

BT falls to Hart County

It was a wild ride for the Blessed Trinity boys in the last few weeks, beating nationally ranked South Atlanta in the region tournament, then losing to Hart County in the second round in what I consider a pretty significant upset; I even regarded BT as a darkhorse title contender. The Titans got past Chestatee in the first round, but fell 73-68 to Hart County yesterday. I had a chance to talk to their coach Brian Marks.

On the BT season: "Real proud of the season we had, winning over 5A powerhouse Marietta, beating Dunwoody on their court, beating South Atlanta in the region semifinals, these are just amazing things for our program, finishing 27-4."

On his second-round opponent: "We knew Hart was very athletic, and that they would rebound the ball very well. They're not a great perimeter shooting team, but they came out and hit five threes early in the game ... They're just a real athletic team, they play good, hard defense, they disrupt you ... their main thing is attacking the boards. They got a lot of second-chance points, and we were one-and-done most trips. It's a tough place to play up there, too."

Hard loss to take for the program, indeed. But we'll see if Marks can't use this season to help build his program into a perennial contender.

On the other hand, Hart County, a team I admittedly knew little about before yesterday, must have turned some heads with this performance.