[Steven Buyansky - For Shaw Media]
The next couple weeks could get interesting. Sandwich, almost certainly, will draw the No. 1 seed in the Interstate Eight Conference tournament. Johnson projects that the other top seeds will be Peotone – who Sandwich has already beaten – Herscher, and Plano.
Sandwich has yet to play Herscher and Plano, who will be without star guard MaKayli Vann (shoulder) for the rest of the year.
"We don't want to get too giddy," Johnson said. "I don't say much, and they don't say much. No matter what we've exceeded our goals already. We've already almost doubled the wins from last year. What more can you ask for?"
Ness, for one, is anxious for conference tournament week.
"It's one of my favorite things in the season is conference tournament week, to constantly keep going and playing," Ness said.