EAST BEND - The Lady Falcons head into the Mountain Valley Conference tournament this week as one of the hottest teams in the league.
Winners of three of their last four games and eight of their last 12 conference tilts, Forbush head coach Bradley Shore credits consistency on the court in the teams surge over the second half of the season.
“We’re playing a lot more consistent and playing through times where things aren’t going our way. That was a big issue for us this earlier this year,” he said.
Shore has the Falcons in prime position to make noise in the conference tournament as the No. 5 seed.
“If I was another team, I wouldn’t want to play us,” he said. “That’s what I tell our girls to keep that motivation going. Who wants to play us as we get better and better? Whether or not that’s true. I’m hoping we can carry that on into the tournament.
“I think the girls are enjoying it and seeing the fruits of their labors, so I’m thinking they’re wanting to continue the season, Shore continued. “We have to keep doing the things that we’ve been working on in practice and carry that into the games to continue the season.”
Forbush opens its postseason run Monday night against fourth-seeded Ashe County in the first round in West Jefferson. The teams split the two regular season meetings with the road team winning each game.
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