Anthony Caccese of Exeter meets with SV Sports post game
Exeter head coach Matt Ashcroft wasn't happy with the number of touches that Anthony Caccese got in the first half of their District 3-5A semifinal against Hershey. Before Thursday's championship game at the Giant Center, Ashcroft wrote "Feed Cheese" at the top of the whiteboard in the locker room. His players listened. Caccese scored 16 points in the first half versus top-seeded Manheim Central. "I definitely knew we had that advantage inside. I expected more zone. I expected a lot more help defense. They couldn't figure out a way to stop it so we were just cooking inside," he replied. The 6'7, 280-pound center finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-53 victory over the Barons. The (23-6) Eagles won their first District 3 title. They hadn't appeared in the finals since 1983. "It's amazing. All the work these guys have put in, all the work coach has put in with us, it's amazing to see it come to life," said Caccese. Reece Garvin returned from an injury and contributed 11 points and 11 boards. Kevin Saenz added a dozen points including ten in the second half. Senior point guard Zyion Paschall chipped in with ten points. Caccese, who will play football at Delaware, enjoyed the atmosphere at the Giant Center. "It's awesome. I've never been here before so it's great to check another place off the bucket list," he stated. Paul Roberts of SV Sports also asked Caccese about his favorite type of candy.