March 16, 2014 in Sports

Give and take: Sunday letters

 

Good year for Few

Has anyone noticed that the “bad loss” to Wichita State in last year’s NCAA tourney isn’t looking so bad? That team has one loss since, to eventual 2013 tournament champion Louisville, and is on a 32-game winning streak since its ouster from the tourney. As disappointing as the loss was, perspective of time shows us that our very good Gonzaga team lost to a great team on the rise. 

 Regardless of how this season ends, I believe that the coaching job Mark Few has accomplished is one of the best of his career.

Jay McArdle

Deer Park

High five for Shadle

I would like to congratulate the Shadle Park boys basketball team on making the quarterfinals and advancing to the State 3A tournament in Tacoma. I follow as many local high school games as I am able. This is a grand example of perseverance, not letting intimidation be a factor, and of course, gaining momentum at the end of the season and during the playoffs. My hat is off to the Shadle team, managers and coaches. Making it to the quarterfinals, beating Kennewick twice and Southridge, was a roller-coaster ride and much enjoyed.

Congratulations to University High and Gonzaga Prep as well.

You just never know who will end up where. That’s the beauty of high school basketball.

Win or lose at state, you made it there, Shadle. Congratulations.

Ann Martin

Spokane

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