I t’s a universal truth in the basketball world: coaches love close games.
At least, that’s what they’ll tell you when the buzzer sounds.
To be fair, the most player growth and team progression happen when things are tight on the court. It’s difficult to learn anything in blowouts, but they sure give coaches a chance to breathe.
In St. Ignace’s first three games, the Saints brushed past their opponents with margins hovering around 50 points. Then, they topped Sault Ste. Marie by 10 before heading into a tough three-game stretch, capped by Wednesday’s 56-49 home victory over Charlevoix.