Wildcats’ JV squad takes down Coosa, 2-3 on yearPublished 1:22pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats junior varsity team got all it could handle from Central-Coosa, but BRHS was able to prevail 67-50 to earn its second win of the season.
“Coosa’s team is well disciplined,” said BRHS JV coach Cecil Holinquest. “It’s one of their better teams, and they are very balanced. They went tow-to-toe with us.”
The turning point came in the second quarter, when the Wildcats were able to force turnovers that allowed them put together a scoring run which handed them the lead through the duration of the game.
“At that point, we kind of pulled away from them,” Holinquest said. “Other than that, they pretty much matched us all game long. Regardless of what level we are, we all want to win. I think the fans definitely got their money’s worth. I’m just glad we were able to come out on top.”
Sy Stowes led BRHS with 19 points. A. Richardson led Coosa with 10 points.
“I changed the lineup a little bit in order to try and find some chemistry, so Sy saw some time at the two position, but he’s a natural three,” Holinquest said. “But he was able to run the floor and score some easy baskets. Noah Willis also played well for us. He may have only scored six points, but he played great defense for us and battled on the boards.”
The Wildcats are off for the next few days. They return to the court on Dec. 16 when they host Talladega.
“It’s going to be a good one,” Holinquest said. “They usually bring a very high-energy crowd, and the team is very athletic. I’m hoping the (BRHS) team that I’ve seen lately shows up in that game.”
Until then, the JV ‘Cats are going to use their off days for self-improvement.
“There’s no secret to success,” Holinquest said. “In order to win, you have to do the little things right. So we’re going to work on the basics and the fundamentals and look at all the things that we haven’t been doing right.”