By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times
The Barren County Trojans and Trojanettes will face their toughest test of the young basketball season on Tuesday when they open District 15 play at Allen County-Scottsville.
“Well, we weren’t very competitive with them in our games last year. So, the first thing we want to do is be competitive,” said Trojanette coach John Butler. “They’ve got a Division I college basketball player in Morgan Rich, but the thing about Allen County is they’re a lot more than just her.
“They’re such a good defensive team; it is going to be very important for us to be able to handle the ball. We have to be able to get quality shots. We made far too many turnovers when we played them last year.”
Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
The Trojanettes will be going into the game off an impressive 59-38 victory last Saturday at Russellville. Barren County jumped out on top and never looked back, rolling to the easy win. Deanie Pedigo led the charge for BCHS with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
“I thought we played well, but I didn’t think we shot the ball as well as I would have hoped,” Butler relayed. “However, we were very active and we had a lot of energy on the floor. I thought our defense was pretty good. We were able to get our hands on a lot of balls and get points off of turnovers.”
Behind Pedigo’s double-double effort, Kennedy Logsdon chipped in with nine points and Taylor Davis had seven points and five steals. Emily Blair scored six points, while Reanna Poynter and Raina Rodriguez scored four points each. Rachael Fields and Madison Hume scored three points each.
The Barren County Trojans will cap off the District 15 doubleheader against the Patriots Tuesday in Scottsville. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
“Allen County returns their best three players from last year and, I think, proves to be a tough matchup for us,” said Barren County coach Warren Cunningham. “(Jared) Walden, (Jake) Sikes and (Dylan) Harper are three very good players and they all provide different strengths to their team. Walden handles the ball very well, Sikes shoots the ball well and Harper is a load inside. We’re going to have to be very focused because this will be a good test for us on the road.”
Barren County is currently 2-0 on the year and picked up its latest win last Saturday when the Trojans put three players in double figures in a 74-48 victory at Russellville.
Charley McCoy led the way with 19 points and eight rebounds for the Trojans. Ben Leftwich had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Zach Mabe scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds. Nick Mabe tallied eight points with Wade Coomer scoring eight and Bo Hubbard getting seven.
“We were able to play up-tempo and that provided us with a lot of possessions,” said Cunningham. “However, I thought we were able to handle the pressure well, and when you play up-tempo it makes it your offense easier as long as you take care of the ball.”