At 25-3, Westfield is ranked 21st in the state in Class 6A, with the red-hot Mustangs riding a 9-game winning streak.
Billy Goffney, HC :07 We’re in first place... guys are feeling pretty good about themselves and we’re playing well right now
Lonzo Rand, SR G/F :15 We’re playing harder, we’re buying in, whatever our coaches say, we just do it
A big part of the Mustangs’ success right now is predicated upon shutting down opponents on the defensive end of the floor.
Willie Williams, SO C 1:15 Our goal every game is to not let a team reach 50, we take that very seriously, we go at each other in practice and we just come out here and play defense
Billy Goffney, HC 4:12 We try to play defense, we play a couple of defenses but it’s all based on being successful defensively
Westfield features a veteran roster that includes a core group of five seniors that bring experience and leadership on and off the court.
Elijah Lee, SR F 2:23 I really like this senior class, I’ve been with them for so long and we really connect together
Goffney 2:09 All five of those guys have contributed greatly, they’re leaders, they’re high character guys, definitely you can tell just the way they are now they’re gonna be successful guys in life
The Mustangs are looking for their first playoff victory since 2017, after suffering first round losses to Klein Forest each of the last two years.
Willie Williams, SO C :08 We’ve been working hard for it all season, all offseason, talk about it everyday
Lonzo Rand, SR G/F :01 We try to be different than the past bc we’re always one and done, we’re just trying to get past that
Billy Goffney, HC :29 We caught Klein Forest the first round last two years, got bounced early, so now they’re excited and hungry about it, after we lost that game on Tuesday last year, on Thursday we were back in the weight room saying we couldn’t get pushed around like that again, and we’ve been working ever since
After losing their final game of the 2019 calendar year, on December 28th, the Mustangs refocused themselves, and are intent on running the table and winning 21 straight games, which would mean a perfect district campaign and ultimately a state title.
Goffney 2:25 After we lost to Killeen Ellison in the Conroe Tourney ship, we said we weren’t gonna lose again in 2020, so that’s been our goal, 21-0, and I really feel like we can do that, we’re playing to get the state championship