Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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December 4, 2013

East, West hold final scrimmages at Heart of the Parks

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Dec. 4, 2013 —

Bath County’s defense would hold West Carter without a field goal for the first 12:30 of the game. Morgan Berry led West with nine points.

There were a combined 84 free throws shot and more than 60 fouls called in the scrimmage. Coach Bart Stevens said his team must take advantage of opportunities.

“When you shoot 22-51 from the free throw line, you’re not going to win many games,” Stevens said. “We were in the game through the first three quarters. It was pretty even. I don’t know how we miss that many. We just need to get better with that. We had trouble scoring which was our problem last year. But as the season progresses, we’ll get better at that.”

In the finale, West Carter took on Spring Valley, W.Va. The Comets would race out to a 29-23 halftime lead but the Wolverines would outscore West 44-29, including 25-10 in the third quarter to win 67-53. Hayden Roe scored 17 points while Ben Jordan had 11 points.

Coach Jeremy Webb said they were able to hit the offensive glass and earn 24 second chance points.

“When you give up 24 offensive rebounds and the same amount of second-chance points in the game, you’re not going to win a lot of games,” Webb said. “I felt like we improved from the Jack Fultz to now. The wins will come throughout the course of the season. I just want our guys to do what we ask them to and if we can get that effort out of them, we’ll be fine.”

Carter County schools began their season Tuesday night. East’s boys hosted Lawrence County while the Lady Raiders headed to Elliott County. West Carter’s boys lost to Rowan County Monday night and hosted Sheldon Clark Tuesday. The Lady Comets traveled to Raceland.

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at mbates@journal-times.com  or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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