If a coach’s job is to maintain calm through adversity, then Orange’s Greg Motley passed a test on Saturday night. Playing without all-state candidate Connor Crabtree in the final three quarters, the Panthers defeated Triton 67-47 to advance to the 3-A State Quarterfinals. Whether Crabtree is available for Tuesday’s game at Northern Guilford is very much in the air.

Orange Coach Greg Motley on Beating Triton Without Connor Crabtree and Northern Guilford on Tuesday

Orange Boys Basketball may have never had a more bittersweet victory than Saturday’s win over Triton. They easily advanced to the state quarterfinals after a 67-47 win, but Connor Crabtree was lost to a leg injury, possibly for the season.

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