Class B boys: Coyle comes back to beat Red Oak in semifinals
It wasn’t easy for Coyle to keep its composure in the first half of Friday’s Class B semifinal against Red Oak.
Not much was going the Bluejackets way.
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Tony Aska was struggling inside on both ends of the floor, most everything fifth-ranked Red Oak tried seemed to work and Coyle quickly found itself in a 13-point hole and struggling to hold on to a chance.
But the tide turned and No. 5 Coyle rode Aska and newcomer Eric Harris to an improbable 69-62 win at State Fair Arena.
“It’s real hard to stay calm,” Aska said. “I was playing high post and really couldn’t get in there to rebound. But I finally got my head in the game, figured out a way to get inside and things started going our way.”
Coyle (25-4) will play Arnett for the championship at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
Harris, who moved from Chicago to Coyle in December, helped keep the Bluejackets in striking distance early until Aska started asserting himself.
Coyle trailed 32-19 less than three minutes into the second quarter.
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