Eagles knock off De La Salle in opener
A year ago, they simply hit the ground.
This time, the Sandburg Eagles hit the ground running.
The Eagles eventually recovered from a disastrous start to the 2012-13 basketball season, enough to where they played plus-.500 ball over the final 17 games and created a positive outlook for the current campaign. And coach Todd Allen hopes that last Monday’s unexpected conquest of De La Salle was the first indicator that those feelings of optimism weren’t misplaced.
Sandburg didn’t make it through last week’s Hinsdale Central Tournament unscathed, but it did split four games. And, as Allen pointed out, the field was highly competitive.
“On the last day of the Hinsdale tournament, any team could have finished either first or last,” he said. “It was definitely not a cupcake tournament. It was a good test for the start [of the season], and hopefully that prepares us for the rest of the year because we do not schedule lightly.