The Barren County Trojans got 19 points from Charley McCoy, including his 1,000th career point, and 18 points from Ben Leftwich Friday night as the Trojans rolled to a surprisingly easy 84-59 victory at Franklin-Simpson.
“I thought we really shot the ball well and that always helps,” said Barren County coach Warren Cunningham. “I also thought it was important to get out to a good start. We got up on them and didn’t let up on the pressure.”
The Trojans led 48-29 at the intermission and never looked back as they picked up the easy win.
Behind McCoy and Leftwich’s offensive punch, the Trojans got 14 points from Wade Coomer and 10 points off the bench from Sawyer Matthews.
Barrett Billingsley scored nine points for the Trojans with Nick Mabe getting six. Zach Mabe, Bo Hubbard, Kaleb England and Jacob Jones scored two points each.
“Tonight, I thought we were aggressive on offense,” said Cunningham. “We attacked the basket and that’s something we talk about with this team. We have guys that are long and can drive to the basket so that’s one of the strengths of this team.”
McCoy was red hot Friday night in the victory over FSHS and he joined an elite group of Barren County basketball players by getting the 1,000 point in his career.
“Charley was really on tonight and he got his 1,000th point in his career,” said Cunningham. “That’s a special accomplishment for Charley (in his career).”
Now, the Trojans must prepare for a long road swing. After hosting regional powerhouse Warren Central on Saturday night at 6:15 p.m., Barren County will hit the road for games at Warren East and Monroe County.
The Trojans will visit the Warren East Raiders on Tuesday and then attempt to avenge an earlier loss to Monroe County on Friday night.
“Those are three really good teams and we’re going to have to take them one game at a time,” said Cunningham. “We’re going to prepare for them just like we do any other teams on the schedule.
“They’re really good teams and they should be good tests for our team.”