Despite their eighth-straight victory and a 12-point conference win on the road Friday. Jan. 17, night at Harrison Zionsville coach Shaun Busick was very, very frustrated with his team.
As he said, the Eagles played their best five minutes of the season and maybe their worst five minutes in the 52-40 victory.
"We were terrible in the fourth quarter tonight," Busick said. "That is what I am focused on right now and we were absolutely terrible. Everyone is patting these guys on the back and telling them how good we are and we're playing terrible right now except for that one stretch."
That one stretch coach Busick referred to was a fantastic first five minutes of the ballgame.
In that five minutes the Eagles scored the game's first 13 points and eventually stretched the lead to 18-1 while forcing five turnovers and two timeouts before the Raiders (3-7, 0-4) even had a field goal attempt.
Michael Sollman was fantastic during the run for the Eagles (9-2, 3-2) as he had seven points in the first five minutes and finished the first quarter with four steals.
He would lead the Eagles with 14 points, five steals, three rebounds, and three assists total.
"Michael played well that first quarter, but really everyone did," Busick said. "They moved the ball well but all of a sudden we just got too passive. When you get passive, you lose. If we do this against (two-time defending state champion) Carmel we lose by 50."
For more of this story, read the Jan. 22 edition of the Times Sentinel.