The pressure of having the No. 1 seed at the state tournament didn’t seem to bother Hondo Valley much last year. The Eagles rolled to the Class B championship, winning their three games by an average of 24 points.
So don’t expect Hondo to carry much burden on its collective mind as it tries to repeat. Tabbed the top seed once again, Hondo Valley is the clear favorite as the state quarterfinals get underway on Wednesday at Bernalillo High School.
If there is a “what me, worry?” attitude with the Eagles, it might most clearly be presented in their offensive approach.
Coach Brad Holland’s group likes to get down the court and shoot the long-range bomb – at least according to other Class B coaches – at the first opportunity.