By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times
Prior to his team’s game against Monroe County Friday night, Barren County coach Warren Cunningham warned everyone that would listen that his team, the undefeated Trojans, would have to fight tooth and nail if they wanted to knock off the Falcons. He knew it was going to be a battle and Cunningham just hoped his team was ready.
The Trojans were ready as they held off a late charge by the Falcons to pick up a 74-63 district victory. The Trojans improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in district play, while the Falcons fall to 3-1 on the season and 0-1 in the district.
“I have been around as a player or a coach where we’ve come over here with some pretty good teams and it has always been a battle,” said Cunningham. “I think Monroe County has one of the best home-court advantages. They had the crowd going tonight.
“But I knew it would be a battle and it doesn’t surprise me because of how hard Monroe County plays. They’ve got a lot of young guys, but they’re talented and they can play. It was survival of the fittest tonight. It was pretty at times tonight and it was ugly at times. But we will take a road district win any way we can get it.”
“I was really proud of my guys tonight,” said Monroe County coach Steve Kirkpatrick. “The score wasn’t indicative of how the game went. Barren County had a big run in the first half and another one in the second half. I was proud of how we played.”
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