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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Deerfield-Windsor head coach Gordy Gruhl says he could see his team's loss to Westfield in the GISA region 3-AAA basketball tournament coming for weeks.
Coach Gruhl says the Knights players have picked up the pace this week in practice.
Deerfield-Windsor is wanting to bounce back from their loss by beating Westminster in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday.
If the Knights advance to the second round, they likely have a return game with number one Mount Vernon.
It was a team the Knights wouldn't have had to face until the state finals had they won the region but it is team they likely have to beat to get back to Milledgeville for a sixth straight year.
Gordy Gruhl said. "Whether you play them second or whether you play them in the end, it really doesn't have to make any difference. You are going to have to go through them. Hopefully, we will able to get through the first one and get on to them in the second round. Get past them and get to the final four again."
The Knights have played in the GISA final four for five straight years.
They open the first round against Westminster at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at John Milledge Academy.
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Gruhl hoping that loss will wake up his defending state champion basketball team as they begin defense of that title on Thursday.