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Tuesday's 67-26 loss to the Daviess County Panthers is something from which the Wildcats hope to quickly move on. No Edmonson County player reached double figures as the team shot a season low 35% from the field.
The Wildcats were also outrebounded by the Panthers 25-14 and they lost the turnover battle 16-9. Rebounding and taking care of the ball are two main elements on which the Edmonson County coaching staff have been focused. Assistant Coach Bart Weaver discussed the struggle against the Panthers.
"There were a lot of factors into this (game)," said Weaver. "We came out flat. Maybe we weren't ready to play. Daviess is a good team. Maybe if we get anything out of this, I guess when we got hit in the mouth early, we kind of just took it. I know we have a lot of things to work on, but this should be a lesson. I'm not saying our kids quit, but we just didn't have that fire in our belly tonight and you could tell that from the get go."
The Wildcats got off to a 17-6 deficit in the first and things never turned around. They'd managed only 11 points as a team at the half and Daviess cruised to the win.
The Wildcats were led by senior Logan Lindsey with 8 points and freshman Chaz Wilson also had 8 off the bench.
Also scoring for the Cats was Tucker Cole with 4, Logan Minton and Dylan Elmore each had 3, and Dalton Decker added 2.
The Wildcats fall to 2-3 on the season and won't play again until Tuesday, December 12 at home against LaRue County. Coach Weaver said the team will use the coming days for much needed practice.