Story and photos by Joseph Barkoff:
Terminal velocity is “the constant speed that a freely falling object eventually reaches when the resistance of the medium through which it is falling prevents further acceleration,” as defined by Oxford Dictionary.
There is no easier way to explain how Edmonson County Wildcats played on the road against district rival Trinity Raiders Friday, February 2nd in Whitesville.
“It was a good team win,” Wildcats head coach Trey Tinsley said after the game on the Edmonson Voice Live broadcast.
Edmonson started out slow and smooth, started building a lead, and really never looked back.
The team goal was to not allow more than 50 points and the Raiders only scored 52, so that was good, he said.
He thinks his team is as good as they are going to be going down the stretch and he likes their chances, Tinsley said.
Five different Wildcats hit from deep for three-pointers on the evening. Junior shooting guard Ben Sanders, sophomore shooting guard Blayne Deweese, junior shooting guard Kollin Doyle, junior power forward Joshua Decker, and sophomore shooting guard Tyler Wilson all connected on three-pointers, with Doyle, Wilson, and Decker having more than one.
“It just comes down to us hitting shots,” Tinsley said.
The Wildcats are 10-11 on their season so far. They are 3-4 in their Region and 2-3 in their District.
Now that it is over, it was the most important game of the year because they are a 3-seed with the win, instead of a 4 going into the end of regular season play, Tinsley said.
“It’s a big win for us and we are ready for Metcalfe on Tuesday,” he said.
Region 3 Edmonson County (11-10) travels to face Region 4 Metcalfe County (8-12) this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.