“I got nine seniors and that makes a big difference,” Foy said. “When you have a senior-oriented team it’s no tomorrow for them. You got to give it all right then.”
Khalid Rowe, Malyyk Robinson, Darrius Wright, Chris Datcher, Anthony Calloway, Richelieu Hayes, Kris Bell, Sahr Joe and Josiah Adams are all wearing the Mustang jersey for the final time with hopes of getting Morrow back into state playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Foy believes the other reason the team has already surpassed its win total of last season is a result of an increased amount of trust.
“I don’t know much about why things went the way they went last year, but this year we are trying to change their attitude,” he said. “Stop with the ‘I’ stuff. They had to learn how to adapt with everybody and trust each other.”
The Mustangs are currently 14-4 overall and 4-2 in Region 2-AAAAAA. They face Alcovy on Tuesday.
Morrow felt the sting of its worst loss of the season, a 76-62 setback to Rockdale County on Jan. 15.
The Mustangs were plagued by turnovers, missed layups and free throws, and too many open looks at the basket for Rockdale County.
Calloway and Joe did score 11 points apiece, and Datcher (seven points) had 10 rebounds and three blocks but Morrow never truly recovered from the Bulldogs’ second-quarter run.
Foy, who made practice all about running sprints the next day, reminded his club that an individual mindset is something they don’t want to revert back to.
“It’s going to take them to understand what got us to this point and it wasn’t being selfish,” he said. “They got to trust in the person next to them because this is what got them here and they got to stay focused.”
This Saturday, the Mustangs host Lovejoy and seek their second straight win over the Wildcats, who won the previous nine meetings.
On Feb. 1, Morrow seeks to avenge a four-point loss to Luella and a week later the Mustangs visit Rockdale County in Conyers.