Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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January 7, 2013

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Falcons down F-S Wildcats

GLASGOW — The Monroe County Falcons won their second straight game, third in their last four outings, Saturday evening when they went on the road to beat Franklin-Simpson by a score of 60-39. The victory pushed the Falcons’ overall record to 8-6.

“We came out with good defensive pressure early,” said Monroe County coach Steve Kirkpatrick. “We tried to be in good help position on defense. We want to cut their penetration to the basket, and offensively, we hit some shots early.”

The Falcons jumped on top almost at the tip as Monroe County led 17-13 at the end of the first period and 27-21 at the intermission.

“We wanted to make sure we focused on (Franklin-Simpson standout) Tanner Clark on defense,” said Kirkpatrick. “We knew he would get his shots off, but we wanted him to have to do it with a hand in his face.”

Monroe County created a lot of separation in the second half. The Falcons outscored the Wildcats 17-9 in the third period to take a 44-30 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Dillon Geralds led the Falcons with 15 points. Skyler Geralds had 11 and Chad Wilson chipped in with 10. Garrett Crowe scored seven and Devin Gearlds chipped in with six. Kegan Graves had five points and Gibril Summers scored four. Houston Gillenwater tallied two.

The eight-win start is one of the better beginnings to a season for the Falcons in some time.

“I think we’ve got a good rotation in right now and we’re playing very unselfish. We’re playing good team basketball and we’re looking for the open man,” Kirkpatrick explained. “Also, guys that were so young last year, have more experience this season. They’ve accepted their roles on the team and they’re buying in to the team concept.”

Monroe County beat district foe Allen County-Scottsville last week by a score of 62-48.

The Falcons will host regional powerhouse Bowling Green on Monday for their third game in four days. Kirkpatrick said it’s going to take another strong effort for Monroe County to get its third straight win.

“We’ve got Bowling Green at home on Monday and they are very good,” Kirkpatrick said. “They have a lot of speed and quickness, and they like to take you off the dribble. They also like to penetrate to the basket and then dish to the open man. We’re going to have to do a good job with our help side defense.”

Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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