Jan. 30, 2013 —
The biggest moments of the game didn’t come until the last quarter. East trailed by ten points to West, but a few big plays by senior Quinn Huddle gave the Raiders a fighting chance.
“We just weren’t ready to go on defense and you have to give credit to West Carter,” Huddle said. “They came out hard and ready to play, and we just came out flat tonight. We can’t do that in an East–West game. Crazy things happen in our rivalry games.”
Huddle had 11 points on the night, and Connor Greene had 14. Other East Carter scorers included Bradley Marsh with 8, Kyle Stewart with 6, Cole Brammer with 4, and Trenton Welsh with 4 point. While the Raiders were disappointed, they are ready to move on.
“We’ve gotta keep battling and keep working. Districts are in a few weeks and we’re probably going to see them again,” said Huddle.
West Carter is also looking ahead.
“I don’t know what seed we’re going to end up being, but you’re going to have to bring it every single night,” Webb said. “It’s always a very closely played tournament, and I wouldn’t expect anything but that. If we end up playing East again in post-season, it would be on their home floor this so it obviously be a battle for us, but we’re ready for whatever seed we end up with.”
East plays host to Boyd County on Thursday and Rowan County on Friday.
West played host to Fleming Tuesday after press time and will face Powell at home on Friday.