CR North’s ef­fort the dif­fer­ence against GA

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months of the off­sea­son, but one Krasna wanted his played to en­joy as well.

A ter­rific first half on both ends cou­pled with solid foul shoot­ing in the sec­ond half al­lowed the In­di­ans to fend off a rally-mined Ger­man­town Acad­emy 60-50 in the open­ing round of Soud­er­ton’s Jim Church Clas­sic.

“They re­ally com­mit­ted them­selves in the off­sea­son and that gave them a lit­tle bit of an edge,” Krasna said. “Guys worked re­ally hard and ded­i­cated them­selves. We told them you weren’t go­ing to win the game tonight, you won it in April, March and May. I think it gave them a level of con­fi­dence they re­lied on.”

GA couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half, with the Patriots watch­ing three 3-point shots and a layup all go half­way down then out of the rim but that didn’t cost them the game. Coun­cil Rock North was bet­ter on both ends of the floor and it showed in the score.

Nei­ther team could score for nearly four min­utes, but GA didn’t get on the board un­til there was 2:56 left in the first quar­ter and North led 5-0. Patriots coach Jim Fen­erty noted it wasn’t any­thing fun­da­men­tal, his team just wasn’t play­ing as hard as the In­di­ans were.

“I give Coun­cil Rock North a lot of credit, they came out and played a lot harder than we did,” Fen­erty said. “I think we can not rely on just out-scor­ing peo­ple. It’s a les­son we keep try­ing to teach out guys and we’ll have to con­tinue to do that.”

Ger­man­town Acad­emy can cer­tainly fill it up most nights, es­pe­cially with Jor­dan Longino and Brian Basile pac­ing the of­fense. Krasna and In­di­ans knew that, and they also knew it would be a team job to slow down GA’s scor­ers. Play­ing a 2-3 zone, the In

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