Edmonson Hangs On, Wins Rebounding Battle
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Two main focuses for tonight's game against Warren East were better rebounding and better free throw shooting. While the free throws left plenty to be desired, Edmonson County bounced back from their loss against Breckinridge on Monday night with a gritty win over the Raiders, out rebounding them by 15 in the second half, and 38-33 for the game.
"We've not rebounded the ball well so far this year and we put a big emphasis on practice on it this week," said assistant coach Bart Weaver. "We did block out drills and all kinds of things, then you're devastated when at halftime you're down 10 rebounds. So we got in their face and we challenged them, and we ended up out rebounding them for the game."
The effort of Logan Lindsey sparked the Wildcats as he pulled down 15 of the team's 38 rebounds, eleven of those coming in the second half. He finished with 9 points. Also providing plenty of spark was senior Logan Minton, who hit back-to-back threes in an 8-0 run during the third quarter that gave the Wildcats the lead for good.
Brayden Carey also had 9 points for the Cats, Tucker Cole added 8, Minton finished with 6 and 6 rebounds, Ryan Lindsey added 6 points, J.T. Vincent also had 6, Dylan Elmore and Dalton Decker each had 2, and John Potter added 1.
"Coach Mac and I have said, we don't know how good this team can be yet," said Weaver. "We have so much depth and tonight showed. We pulled a sophomore (Decker) off the bench that hadn't hardly played any yet. He had a great JV game last night and it carried over to tonight."
The Wildcats even out the season at 1-1 and are scheduled to travel to Cumberland County on Saturday. The game was originally scheduled to be broadcast on EdmonsonVoice.com but that has been changed. There will be no live broadcast for the game.