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Amount of games a factor?

Each coach on the opposite end of South Side's 77-75 comeback win over Bishop Luers on Friday in boys basketball had a different view on the amount of games each team has played being a factor.

The Archers (6-1) have played seven games, while the Knights (1-1) have only two.

South Side coach Gregg Taylor acknowledged that the experience his otherwise young team has gained was invaluable in rallying from a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit.

But Luers coach James Blackmon didn't want to use it as an "excuse" afterward.

The Knights had their season opener postponed because of the football team's state success.

The Archers benefited from playing in an early tournament at North Side where they played three games in two days and will have played three games this week (after a Saturday game against Penn).

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.