Altavista - Today's high school Team of the Week is the Altavista Colonels, the Division One, Region B basketball champions.
The Colonels won three times last week to capture the region title, winning those games by an average of 26 POINTS.
Altavista is playing well, now 21-and-3 on the season heading into Saturday's 6:45 state quarterfinal game against Surry County at the Salem Civic Center. For the Colonels, success starts with great defense.
Mike Cartolaro, ALTAVISTA COACH (451 CAREER WINS), said "A lot of our guys, you know, we talk about if you miss a shot, you gotta go back and play at the other end. And we're young, you know, we put our heads down sometimes when we miss shots and you've got to keep battling."
Meche Maulbeck, COLONELS SOPHOMORE GUARD, said "That's what makes teams good when you've got a hard coach that's tough on you every time even if you're winning or not."