Coach: Crestview girls are young, but athletic

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 05:47 PM.

"We are still learning," she said. "We have to learn how to guard the big girl (Choctaw's Nadia Fingal). We have to learn how to guard what I call the Tennessee offense, where they run picks and double picks.

"We missed 11 free throws and several easy layups. We have to play a little harder at the end. We just have to get everybody to play with intensity."

The Bulldogs lost to Niceville 60-59 in their final game of the tournament after leading the Eagles 39-24 at the start of the second half.

Once again, missed free throws were a problem as Crestview missed 11-of-26 shots from the line.

"We played lazy," Combest said. "Underneath the basket, we didn't block out for rebounds. And we didn't hit our free throws."

The tough losses are symptomatic of Crestview's youth and inexperience.

"We've got a lot of people young and trying to fill in some spots," Combest said. "I think they are going to do it.

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