Darren Doyle story, Madison Doyle, photos:
The momentum built by Grayson County in the second half was a bit too much for Edmonson County to match last night at ECHS as the Wildcats fell 65-52 in each team's first district game of the season.
The Wildcats trailed 13-9 after the first quarter but tied it on Cole Saling's layup with 24 seconds left in the half. The score was 23-23 at halftime.
Edmonson County had some unforced turnovers in the third and Grayson capitalized. The Cougars were able to build a double-digit lead and they kept the Cats at arm's length for the remainder of the contest for an Edmonson County 65-52 loss.
POST GAME COMMENTS FROM COACH BRAD JOHNSON:
"We didn't want to make excuses, but the truth of the matter is, we had guys in spots for the very first time, we were nervous," said Coach Brad Johnson. "I told them at the half, daggone, if we make our free throws in the first half, we've got the half time lead. Just a decent percentage. We didn't come for a moral victory or anything like that. You know, we want to win and we're 0-1 in the district, so we felt like we were right there. They made good adjustments against our defense. We tried a little matchup zone, we got 'em doing what we wanted for a little while but then we lost some people. We got tired. I played Braden too long. Brayden's been sick this week and you fall in love with his offensive talent and the things he can do and he's our best passer, but I think I've got a mad group in there right now over how they played. I think they'll bounce back. The great thing is, we get to turn around and play again in the morning, that bad thing is, they're a daggone good team, so there's no rest for the weary."
There were no official stats available at the time of this article.
The Wildcats are now 2-2 on the season. They are scheduled to play Campbellsville today at the Don Franklin Hoops Classic at Barren County. Their next game will be Tuesday on the road at Allen County-Scottsville in a G/B doubleheader with girls beginning at 6pm.