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Sandburg Men’s Basketball Ready for Nationals

WGIL Newsroom . Local Sports 217

Sandburg ChargersAfter giving his team a few days to rest, Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball coach Ryan Twaddle will have them back in the gym and getting ready for next week’s National Tournament. Ryan told us this today on the WGIL Morning News about his approach to managing the long layoff.

“We played on Saturday; we took Sunday, Monday off; we practiced Tuesday, Wednesday; we’ll practice obviously [Thursday], and then they’ll get Friday off,” Twaddle said.  “Then we’ll practice Saturday, Sunday, Monday, to prepare for Tuesday.”

The Chargers will play Wayne County, Michigan on Tuesday morning at 9am. Coach Twaddle said that even though their opponent is the second ranked team in the 16-team field, he thinks his Chargers can compete with them.

“They’re very athletic,” Twaddle said.  “They are a good matchup for us, though, because they are not that big.  They do play a lot of guards, they do like to get up and down the court a little bit.  They’re a lot like Olive-Harvey, our opponent in the [conference] championship game.  They’re very similar to them.  I got a chance to watch about 30 minutes of film on Wayne County yesterday.  I would compare them a lot to Olive-Harvey.”

We’ll provide reports on WGIL from all of the Sandburg games from Danville next week.