North Chicago guard Tyrek Cooper was motivated.
“We had to play for pride,” Cooper said.
All the Warhawks had a similar sentiment heading into Saturday’s Class 3A state third-place game against Marian Catholic.
North Chicago was motivated to bounce back from Friday’s tough state semifinal loss to Springfield Southeast. The Warhawks were motivated to make the most of the last game of the season.
And they were motivated, as coach King Coleman said, to get back to “North Chicago...