The banged-up Wildcats relied on younger players last night as they dealt with some injuries against North Hardin last night at the Warren East Holiday Hoops Classic. Although Edmonson County fell to the Trojans 54-45, several other Wildcats stepped up and helped pick up the slack, including sophomore Mason Pierce, who led the Cats with 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Edmonson County only trailed by two at the half, but North Hardin had a 12-7 scoring advantage in the third quarter. While the Wildcats finally won their first rebounding battle in five games, they couldn't catch up to the Trojans in the fourth.
Senior Logan Lindsey is still out indefinitely with a broken foot and seniors Logan Minton and Ryan Lindsey were also out with ankle injuries. Head Coach Mike McClintic said he hoped both Minton and R. Lindsey would return next week for the upcoming Caveland Classic.
McClintic was complimentary of Mason Pierce's performance.
"Mason did a good job for us last night," he said. "He played very aggressive and was under control. We had several younger players that got their first real taste of varsity playing time last night and they did well. We were very pleased."
The remaining box score was Wilson 6, Vincent and Clemmons with 5 each, Cole and Decker each had 4, Carey added 3, and Potter had 2.
The Wildcats are now 2-7 on the season and are scheduled to take on Franklin Simpson, Wednesday December 20th at 3pm at the Warren East Classic.