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In his own words: Snider coach John Todor on beating Carroll

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Panthers had an aggressive defensive gameplan

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 9:47 am

Snider boy's basketball coach John Todor spoke with The News-Sentinel regarding his team's victory over Carroll on Tuesday in boy's basketball action.

On overcoming playing Carroll's style:

“I wanted the score to be higher in the 60s or 70s. You look at what they've done, they're a great team and they make you play their style. We played their style tonight. We actually worked on it in practice all week, slowing down, being methodical on offense and getting good quality looks. We didn't always make our shots but we got good looks.”

On his teams defense:

“We came out with an aggressive defensive plan. We wanted to play defense and get down and we wanted to get guys, we talked about it, to be in your help defense mode. … Our game plan was easy – man-up and play good defense.”

On playing a team Snider could meet again in sectionals in two weeks:

“I learned a lesson a few years ago, you didn't hold anything back (in the regular season). Everybody knows everybody in Fort Wayne. We've all seen each other on tape. There are no surprises.”

On Carroll's style:

“They're a great young team, and so are we. They kept it, and they just played their style of game. They did a good job. They're a great team, their record doesn't show it, but their a great team. They made us play their style. … They didn't let us score, they took us partially out of our game plan, made us slow up.”