[Mary Beth Nolan]
"The record is nice and all, but playing good competition, we can realize what we can do," said Cooper Larsen, who had 22 points, 13 rebounds and three steals for Indian Creek. "They're really athletic. It's getting us ready for regionals."
The week started Monday with a close win against Mooseheart, continues Friday against rival Newark – which the Timberwolves just dispatched in the conference tournament – and perennial power Chicago Hope on Saturday.
With the postseason starting in less than two weeks, coach Joe Piekarz said this is the type of gauntlet to get the team ready.
"This is exactly what we want," Piekarz said. "Our goal is to get ourselves ready for the postseason, and the way to get ready for the postseason is by playing good quality teams like Plano, like Newark, like Hope, like Mooseheart. So we're embracing it. And we get to play in front of a packed gym. Our community is outstanding at supporting us."