By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times
While some coaches participating in this week’s TJ Samson Community Hospital Holiday Basketball Classic at Glasgow High School may have already tried to figure out who they will be playing in the championship game, Metcalfe County’s Brett Meredith has a bigger goal.
While Meredith, for sure, wants to win every game his team plays, he’s going into the holiday tourney focused more on trying to make his team better. After all, the Hornets want to be playing their best basketball when the district tournament rolls around in February.
“Right now, we’re young and inexperienced and we’re just trying to teach them the game of basketball,” Meredith said. “We need some little wins, some small victories. We’re not as concerned about the scoreboard at the end of the game as we are about winning the next five minutes or winning the next quarter. We’re trying to build some confidence with this team.”
The Hornets will battle the host Glasgow High School Scotties in the final game of the first round of the TJ Samson Community Hospital Holiday Basketball Classic on Thursday, Dec. 20.
“But we’re seeing some good signs,” Meredith added. “I’ve had about five people over the last couple of weeks talk to me about our work ethic and how hard the guys compete. And I think what I am figuring out about this team is a lot of these guys have never really won before. So, we want them to just get a taste of success. We’re trying to build a program for the future and these games are teaching moments for the future.”
The tournament runs through Saturday, Dec. 22 and includes a field of Marshall County, John Hardin, Barren County, Logan County, Wayne County and Franklin-Simpson.
For more informatiion, see Thursday's print or e-editions of the Daily Times.