For the second straight week, the Carroll boys basketball team swept both games to improve its overall district record to 5-2 through the first half of district play.Carroll played Richland on Tuesday night after the press deadline and will square off against Northwest on Friday night."We really don't like to look past Richland, because that is such a huge game for us on Tuesday," coach Eric McDade said. "But we know that Northwest will be well coached and play us tough in that game."Carroll defeated Keller Timber Creek 68-54 on Friday, and McDade said he was pleased with how his team played."I'm proud of these guys," McDade said. "We've got four in a row now, and the kids are going great. They have really bought in, we are defending well and fighting through adversity."Daniel Brown led the team in scoring with 19 points, while Cole Partyka added 17 points in the game.Sammy Silver and Josh Zabransky scored eight points apiece, and Spencer Tietjen, Brett Jolly, August Swanson and Cooper Westland combined for 16 points in the game.The Dragons finished up the first half of district competition with only two losses, and McDade said that he is satisfied with how things have unfolded through the first half of district play."We talked about it at the beginning of the year," McDade said. "Basketball is a grind. You have to understand that its a marathon and not a sprint, and you have to keep getting better."I think that is one thing that our kids understand and they've gotten a better mentality-- to focus on the process and doing the things we need to do to win the games."McDade said that he has a couple of objectives for his team the second half of district play."We are focusing on trying to get better every day in practice," McDade said. "We want to continue our enthusiasm about playing and having a great attitude."I think those are the things that give you what you need to slowly progress throughout the year."Carroll will take on Northwest at 8 p.m. on Friday in Justin.