Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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December 4, 2013

West boys drop season opener

Rowan County-73, West Carter-43

Dec. 4, 2013 — The high school basketball season across Kentucky tipped off Monday night and West Carter would take the short trip to Morehead to face 16th Region runner-up Rowan County.

The Vikings however, would send the Comets packing as Rowan defeated West 73-43.

Rowan County (1-0) would use an 18-0 run in the span of four minutes between the first and second quarter to distance themselves from the Comets after West led 13-12 midway through the opening period.

West Carter coach Jeremy Webb’s team had to play catch-up for most of the night.

“They’re a very good basketball team and we got ourselves in a hole,” Webb said. “You can’t allow a team to go on an (18-0) run before we become mentally tough on the offensive end whether it’s getting a basket or to the free-throw line to stop the run.”

Webb added: “It was very discouraging but it’s a young team with some seniors but our other guys don’t have a great deal of experience. We’re going to have to step up and eliminate those runs against teams.”

The Vikings shot 60 percent (15-for-25) from the field and 7-for-10 from three-point range in the first half. Vikings junior Ryne Callahan led all scorers with 19 points, including 13 in the first quarter. Justin Graham flirted with a triple-double, scoring 12 points, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out six assists.

The Comets (0-1) were paced by senior Jacob Layne’s 14 points and seven rebounds. Junior Ben Jordan almost had a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.

“Ben Jordan and Jacob Layne competed at a high enough level for us to be able to compete,” Webb said. “But it wasn’t consistent across the board. Whoever comes into the game has to compete and be ready to play no matter if you make a mistake.”

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