The West boys have averaged 14 losses a season the past ten years, but with seven seniors on the roster and only four defeats under their belt this season, the Wolverines are looking to make some noise this postseason.
Coco Cofield and his crew kick off their playoffs against Council Bluffs-Abe Lincoln, who the Wolverines have already beaten twice this year. Despite the success against the Lynx, Cofield know his team can’t over look any foe.
“We don’t look past any opponent that we play, it don’t matter if we beat them in the regular season, this is a whole new season,” Cofield said. “We have to come out with the focus that we got to have. We understand the importance of this game. Each and every game from here on out, this is our March Madness.”
The Wolverines are in the midst of a eight-game winning streak and senior guard Micah McWell knows their recent success will play a big role in the postseason.
“I think if we continue to play like we’ve had been playing in these last couple of games, I think we’re tough to beat and I think that’s how we keep our confidence in check without getting cocky, but stay humble, keep working,” McWell said.
Junior guard Marcus McCray said if the Wolverines are able to stay consistent and humble, they’ll give themselves a shot at making it to state.
“At the start of the season we were underdogs, basically we were underdogs and we worked so hard for this and I believe we can make it to state and we just got to keep working and practicing,” McCray said.
West and Council Bluffs-Abe Lincoln tipoff at 7 p.m. on Friday.