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Monday, February 14, 2011

Big week for Pontiac

This is about as challenging of a week as can be for the Pontiac boys basketball team, which is tied for first in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division with West Bloomfield, Southfield and Clarkston.
After this week, we should know whether Pontiac will be in the hunt for a league title until the end since the Phoenix have road games at Southfield on Tuesday and at Clarkston on Friday.
The interesting dynamic here though is that Pontiac head coach Robert Rogers has never made winning a league title a top priority.
Rogers has always been quoted as saying his team builds itself for 28 games, essentially meaning the team turns on a switch once the playoffs arrive following the 20 regular season games.
Turning on a switch is extremely difficult to do, but somehow Rogers' teams at Pontiac Northern and Pontiac over the past 10 years or so have been able to do it with all their playoff success.
It's a sure bet that Pontiac will be ready for the playoffs, but Kosmo hopes the Phoenix also have full intensity for this week. Winning a state title is rare, so any chance players have at winning some kind of championship should be one that's pursued hard.
A league title may not be like a deep run in the state tournament, but it's still something players can carry the rest of their lives, so here's hoping Pontiac keeps that in mind this week.


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