Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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February 12, 2014

West upsets Elliott

(Continued)

Feb. 12, 2014 —

With the win, West Carter has closed the gap between the other three teams in the 62nd District to stay in the hunt for a possible district championship and a spot in the 16th Region Tournament.

“It seems like this year in and out,” Webb said. “There are always early on favorites before the season begins but that doesn’t matter. There are such good coaches in the district that they find ways to close the gap and keep teams focused.”

The Comets also got 15 points and 13 rebounds by Ben Jordan in the win. Braden Brown scored seven points and Jacob Layne added nine for West Carter.

“Ben is very consistent and had a lull in the middle of the season has come on as of late,” Webb said. “We’re getting three really good scorers night in and out. Braden is getting comfortable in this game and our team is molding together and coming together at the right time of the season.”

The win is very similar to how the Comets started February last season. As the year went on, the Comets strung together some wins and that momentum carried over into the postseason.

“Early on, we’ve played trying to not make mistakes but we’ve started to relax in close games and we’re learning how to win,” Webb said. “We’ve got two weeks left but a lot of games in that time. Now it’s time to build on what we’ve started.”

West Carter will face Morgan County tonight in Olive Hill and travel to Russell on Thursday.

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

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