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WC boys lose to Taylor, C'ville

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By John Overby

Campbellsville
In their second matchup in 10 days against the Campbellsville Eagles, the WC Commanders came away with another loss to their regional foe, falling this time by a score of 75-52.

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Head Coach Russell Burkhead’s team started off slow, falling behind 19-11 after the first period. WC fell victim to the snowball effect from there, with the Eagles claiming a commanding 39-21 lead going into the locker room.

And, unlike in several recent games, the Commanders were unable to climb out of the hole they had dug in the first half, eventually losing by 23.

For Burkhead, one of the main causes for the loss was WC’s inability to stop Campbellsville in transition.

“We didn’t do a very good job of stopping the ball,” Burkhead said. “We couldn’t keep them out of the lane, and that really hurt us.”

Despite the loss, Burkhead did point to junior Justin Shelton as having a solid overall game, something he has been able to consistently accomplish lately.

“I’m very proud of how Justin has come along,” Burkhead said. “I’ve stayed on him, and I think he’s really starting to catch on.”

Taylor County
Burkhead chalked up his team’s 88-57 loss to the Taylor County Cardinals to WC playing a superior team.

“When you look down at there bench, you see a team that’s basically got three Division 1 players on that team,” Burkhead said. “We would have had to play a perfect game to win because they’ve got some really nice ball players.”

Before the game, Burkhead told his team to “put a blanket over the scoreboard” and just go out and play.

And according to Burkhead, that’s exactly what his team did.

“You’ve got to give our guys credit,” Burkhead said. “They went out there and give it all they’ve got. They played a tough game.”

The Commanders’ next game will be in the District 19 tournament next Monday at Bethlehem High School. The game will start at 7:30 p.m., although WC’s opponent has yet to be determined.