Holding the sectional trophy and his piece of the net, Coleman was grinning ear-to-ear when discussing his return trip to Southridge next week.
"I can't wait to get back to that gym," he said. "It's a great atmosphere. It reminds me of 'Hoosiers.' I'm going to be excited to get back there again."
Providence says goodbye to six seniors: Goad, Hayes, Hayden, Schuler, Brad Koerner and Ben Shahroudi — all of whom were either starters for the Pioneers or major contributors.
After the contest, Lefevre reflected upon the accomplishments of those players. They took over for a core group that reached the semistate in 2011-12 and won 19 games last season, but most of them did not see an overwhelming amount of varsity minutes before this season.
"I knew it'd be tough because we replaced our entire lineup. If we had ended up winning five games, I might not have been surprised," Lefevre said. "Fifteen and seven — basic math tells me we outplayed 70 percent of the teams we played. So, they did a good job. We could have done a few things better, you always can. They played this last game against a good team the right way and they did it unselfishly. We just didn't come out ahead."
CLASS 2A PAOLI SECTIONAL
CLARKSVILLE 41, PROVIDENCE 32
Providence 6 1 11 14—32
Clarksville 8 13 8 12—41
Providence (15-7): Grant Goad 4, Juston Betz 3, Ben Shahroudi 6, Brock Hayden 6, Tre Watson 0, Daniel Schuler 3, Brad Koerner 2, Nick Hayes 8, Dawson Mitchell 0, Alex Judd 0.
Clarksville (21-2): Andrew Jones 6, Calvin McEwen 14, D.J. Coleman 11, Evan Guenthner 4, Marquise Parrish 0, Aham Yennes 4, Nick Jones 0, Keigan Fetz 0, Wyatt Kissell 2.
Rebounds: Providence 22 (Goad 7); Clarksville 24 (Coleman, A. Jones, Kissel 6).
3-point field goals: Providence 4 (Goad, Betz, Hayden 2); Clarksville 3 (McEwen, Coleman, Guenthner).
Free throws: Providence 6-11, Clarksville 14-20.
Turnovers: Providence 9, Clarksville 10.