WMBD/WYZZ-TV - WASHINGTON, Ill. -- For Alec Peters, the work on the hardwood is never done.
After Washington was beaten by Peoria High in the sectional championship in March, Peters said doesn't want to feel that kind of loss ever again.
"Each of us have to add a lot to our game, a lot differently than we did last year, because whatever we were doing, we didn't finish out games well at the end," said Peters.
Even after he led the Panthers to a win in the prestigious Richwoods Shootout in Peoria this summer, Peters was still thinking about the season-ending loss.
"He took the loss last year really hard," said Washington coach Kevin Brown. "The only way to
go about that is to make yourself better and make others around you better. I've got a great senior
class. He is going to be a big part of that."
Peters is being recruited heavily. And he says he has offers from 12 schools wanting his services.
"You've been working all spring to get to this moment," said Peters. "You can come out here in the summer and show what you have been working on. Team gets back together and you get a good flow before the season starts."
And when the season does start, it's back to business as usual.
"These are the guys that you see everyday and you've been with the last couple of years. It's very enjoyable to be with your ream and you have to finish business losing in the sectional championship," said Peters. "Get out and get better. Gel as a team. Next year, you'll get that business done."