As John Tinsley prepares his team for its first round game against Todd County Central High School in the All ‘A’ Basketball Classic Monday, the Glasgow High School coach is more concerned, truthfully, about what his team is doing than what another team’s strategy is. He’s more concerned in making sure his team is playing well than he is about what Todd County Central is up to.
After all, the Glasgow Scotties have spent the last two weeks working their way through a gauntlet of a schedule, coming up short in its last six straight games.
“We’ve played six very good teams in the last six outings: John Hardin, Barren County, South Warren, Warren Central and Allen County twice,” said Tinsley. “It is a stretch where you knew it would be tough, but you hoped you’d win a couple of them. However, you knew you would get better.
“It has been a brutal schedule for us, but we’re getting better in a lot of areas. And improvement is what you want to see most at this time of the year. I am not discouraged in any way with this team. We have hardworking kids and I like this team.”
And that “hard work” will come in handy on Monday when the Scotties entertain the Rebels in the All ‘A’ tournament opener. Todd County Central is in the 13th district and currently sporting a 6-11 overall mark. The Rebels come into the game winners of two out of their last three games and took Greenwood to the wire last Saturday before losing by seven.
Read more of this story in Monday's print and e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.