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‘Cats face Childersburg

Published 12:06pm Thursday, January 17, 2013

By Ed Bailey

The last time the Benjamin Russell Wildcats faced Childersburg High School, it resulted in BRHS halting a three-game losing streak thanks to a 52-51 victory. Having lost two in a row, the 5-11 Wildcats head into Thursday’s clash against the Tigers working to ensure that history repeats itself.
BRHS head boys basketball coach Jeff Hines knows that the season hasn’t gone as planned for the team but said the team  hasn’t let the recent slump harm the effort they’re showing.
“Our guys are continuing to work hard,” Hines said. “They’re frustrated and I’m frustrated but you know what, they continue to come to work and practice hard.”
Hines said that the match-up with CHS will be challenging in more ways than one.
“The biggest thing with Childersburg is their athleticism,” Hines said. “They execute what they do very well. They’ll execute offensively, they’ll execute defensively and  they won’t break down too often.”
A factor in BRHS’ slump has been the lack of consistent offense, which Hines stressed would be key to a strong close to the season.
“We’ve got to work on getting the ball inside and taking the ball to the hole and when we get there, finishing those plays,” he said.
Despite BRHS’ earlier success versus the Tigers this season, Hines said that the outcome of the previous meeting has no bearings on how this game will go
“We can’t rest on the fact that we beat them in their place,”  he said. “Childersburg is a very good team and they’re going to be a challenge for us, but I think our guys are going to be ready. It’ll be extremely important to beat them because is the most important game in the season right now.”
Tip-off will follow the girls and JV action.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to inclement weather, tonight’s games versus Childersburg has been postponed. It is unknown at this time when the game will be played but it is currently being rescheduled.

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