Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 25, 2013

No freelancing allowed

ACS loses to Russellville, 66-60

Glasgow Daily Times

BOWLING GREEN —  Basketball coaches are adamant about following the game plan. They want players to run certain plays and stick to the strategy they developed prior to the game. After all, freelancing is usually frowned upon on the basketball court.

Well, that wasn’t the case Monday night when the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots scrambled, clawed, dived and did just about anything they had to do to get back in the game in their first-round battle with Russellville in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 4 Boys Basketball Tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Unfortunately, the Patriots fell 66-60.

The Patriots wanted to take the ball inside against the Panthers, but consistently throughout the first half, ACS couldn’t find the basket. So, Allen County coach James Willett decided to ditch the game plan and let the balls fly.

“We just threw caution to the wind and we threw the game plan out the window,” said Willett. “I didn’t think that would work against a good team like Russellville. I think we were successful due to the fact our energy stayed high. We decided to spread the floor and attack them off the dribble.”

For the rest of the story, read Tuesday's print or e-editions.