Ray Neill's postgame speech lasted less than a minute, but his message was clear.
The Pirates (9-2, 7-2) went on a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter and a 48-43 win over Edison in their second matchup with the Chargers (3-8, 2-6) this season, sweeping them in Sandusky Bay Conference play.
Getting the win was one of the only positive things that came out of Saturday's performance.
“We're 9-2 and we might be the worst 9-2 team in the state of Ohio,” the Perkins coach said. “For some reason I don't think we played with a whole lot of energy. I thought we were tired. I don't know.
“We didn't have a shootaround this morning, whether that had anything to do with it. I thought we had some girls that played a whole lot of basketball today with red cheeks and not tons of energy.”
The only other positive Neill could find immediately after the game was the performance of 6-foot senior Shannon Ebert.
“I thought Shannon Ebert played very, very well for us at both ends of the floor, played hard,” he said. “Played with some basketball IQ. Other than that we got a whole lot to work on.”
Ebert controlled the post all afternoon and tallied 13 points and seven eight rebounds.
“(Edison) played pretty good defense from behind, but there was a lot of points that we lucked out and I just got some really good passes from my teammates,” Ebert said. “I am lucky that I have guards that can get those passes to me.”
Ebert scored the first two points of the game and the Pirates went on a 9-0 run to start the game, capped off by a deep 3-pointer from Darcy Daniel.
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