Pendleton coach, Royce Hammel said that despite his confidence in his team’s play, he wasn’t going to assume an easy win over the Panthers.
“We’ve been playing pretty good since our first match of the season, but anytime you go onto someone else’s court you’ve always got to be leery of who they’ve got,” he said. “Elwood’s won a couple of matches and got some players coming up and playing well, so you’ve just got to be careful.”
Hammel said that his team looks forward to avenging a 4-1 loss a couple of weeks ago to Frankton in the county tourney finals today.
“They got us on the first match, we maybe weren’t as mentally ready,” said the Arabians coach of the upcoming finals matchup with the Eagles. “We know what they have. We know we could’ve played better. I’m sure all of them could’ve played better. Let’s go out and give them a run for it.”