Nov. 27, 2013 —
“We’re a really tough matchup for anyone to guard,” Easterling said. “It doesn’t matter who is in the lineup, were going to be tough to handle.”
He knows there is a difference between summer ball and the high school basketball season. East Carter will be looking for their first 16th Region Championship since 2004 and try to get out of the first round for the first time in four seasons. The Lady Raiders lost to Lewis County for the second straight season in the 16th Region Tournament.
We try not to dwell on it too much but it’s in our minds,” Greenhill said. “With it being my senior year, this is it for me. We don’t want what happened then to happen this year.”
“They were very disappointed last year,” Easterling said. “I’m not taking anything away from Lewis County. They are a really good team. The older you get, the more determined you are to achieve what you can because you know the opportunities to do that are running out. They realize that and I think this summer showed them how good they can be.”
The weather might be cooler now, but East Carter has their sights on Diddle Arena and basking in the glow of the state tournament lights.
They’ll begin their run Dec. 3 at Elliott County.
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