"I'm so excited and happy," said Casto, a senior. "I just want to play hard and tough because my time is limited. I'm going to leave it all out on the court. "
McCarty was limited due to his sickness, playing just a total of 20 minutes. He finished with seven points, all in the fourth quarter, and was 2-for-9 from the floor. McCarty's first point didn't come until a layup with 7:31 left in the game.
McClanahan indicated his standout point guard was hardly at full strength.
"Garret got sick yesterday evening and spent most of the evening throwing up," McClanahan said. "Between being sick to his stomach and dehydrated, he wasn't at full strength. To be honest, I would say he was about 60 percent."
McCarty was still feeling the effects of his illness after the game.
"I was having stomach issues last night," McCarty said. "I woke up this morning and wasn't feeling any better. I was dehydrated. Right now I'm a little weak and loopy but I'll be OK for tomorrow.
"Zach and Nick are monsters," McCarty said. "Zach has improved tremendously over the year and Nick has always been a stud. For them to be playing really well at the same time at the state tournament, that's what it's all about."