ENDICOTT (WBNG) - The 2017 Class B State Champions, the Seton Catholic girl's basketball team, has a quick turnaround this season in the Class A state playoffs. The Saints play its regional playoff game Friday night against Saugerties.
Seton Catholic had to overcome a 10-point deficit in the second quarter Tuesday night to advance past Rye in sub-regionals. Now as the Saints turn its attention to Saugerties, the team has a great sense of humor about starting a bit slow this season, but knows there's still work to do to get back to the state championship game.
On starting a bit slow during games this season:
"We've been trying to work on it so we're a first quarter team," said Seton Catholic junior forward Julia Hauer. "But, it somehow never happens. We're always like, 'alright, third quarter, that's always our thing.' So we have to come out and live up to our reputation."
On what the team is focusing on heading into regionals:
"We're trying to do some stuff on the defensive end with screens on the ball and rotations," said Seton Catholic head coach Colleen Jayne. "We need to get that a little bit better."
No. 11 Seton Catholic faces Saugerties in the Class A regional Friday night at SUNY New Paltz at 5 p.m.