“They’re a tough team,” Caston coach J.R. Howell said of the Vikings. “They trap everything, play zone, a fullcourt diamond press. They play 12 guys they sub in and out. It’ll be a tough game for us mentally and physically. They’ve got a couple kids that are 6-2, 6-3, taller than us and muscular and physical.
“We need to make sure we stay composed and handle their traps. We know they’re coming. Hopefully if we do those things that’ll translate into points and we’ll get open looks.”
The Comets lost at Rochester 53-42 earlier in the week.
“We came out really flat. That was the most flat we’ve came out since the Delphi game,” Howell said. “We didn’t handle their pressure very well and we didn’t stay composed.
“The last six minutes we won, but we lost the first 26 minutes. We made a comeback and got to within five with three minutes to go. But we had to work so hard to stay within 10, 11, when we got the momentum it wasn’t enough to overcome. They’re a team we thought we could beat but unfortunately we did not come ready to play.”