Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 15, 2013

Caverna boys find identity, ready for district tourney

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Every basketball team has an identity. Some teams like to push the ball up and down the court. Some teams play better in the halfcourt. And some teams like shooting the 3-pointer over pounding the ball inside. Every team is different.

Blake Button and his Caverna High School Colonels had an identity when the season started. However, they learned that once you lose that identity, it is often hard to find again.

“I think we’re playing pretty well right now. We started the year off playing really well and, even though we hit a tough stretch, I don’t think we actually played bad during that time period,” said Button. “I just think the other teams played pretty well against us.

“We were shooting the ball well and scoring, but we settled for the jump shot and we weren’t attacking the basket. And for us, when we’re not attacking the basket, we’re not scoring very much.

“We’ve gotten back to attacking the basket now and when we do that we’re a lot better. We need to get to the basket and if not score, get to the free throw line. That’s when we’re playing at our best.”

Button hopes his Colonels will attack the basket Wednesday when they open play against Green County in the 18th District Basketball Tournament at Hart County High School. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

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