Carmel can't catch up to quick-starting St. Patrick
Feb 6, 2015 11:06 PM - In the week leading up to Friday night's East Suburban Catholic Conference matchup with visiting St. Patrick, Carmel boys basketball coach Zack Ryan emphasized the importance of a good start. The Shamrocks, however, had a similar game plan. And during the long rush-hour bus ride, senior Nicolas Coleman and his Shamrocks teammates had plenty of time to think about it. "Last year we had trouble starting fast," Coleman said. "It's something we have really focused on this year -- getting started fast." St. Patrick did start fast, much to the dismay of Ryan and the Corsairs. The Shamrocks jumped on Carmel 19-4 in the first quarter and stayed in control the whole way in an impressive 67-42 win in Mundelein on Friday night.