Talent speaks volumnes, respect speaks forever
by Don Quiston
Feb 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
First things first! I would like to apologize for last week’s column having some timing issues. I’ll try not to let that happen again. On to the business at hand.

Congratulations Jonathan king who, as a Junior, is now a member of the 1000 Point club at Trigg County High School. Jonathan went into the game against Graves County last Saturday night needing nine points to join the 1000 point club.

By the time this column runs, we will be two games into a run of 4 home games this week (our deadline to print is on Monday so all four games will be in next weeks paper). Trigg Boys have added a Varsity only game with Russellville Thursday night the 21st at 6:30 in Wildcat Gym, then Friday night the Wildcats will play host to Hopkinsville in a boys/girls doubleheader.

Going into next week’s 5th district tournament at Lyon County High School in Eddyville the Lady Wildcats will play in the 6 p.m. game on Tuesday the 26th against Livingston Central. On Thursday the 28th the Boys will open the Tournament against host Lyon County at 7:30. The district championship games will be Friday the 29th for the girls and Saturday March 1st for the boys.

This year’s 2nd region tournaments will be in separate locations as the girls 2nd region tournament will be at Hopkinsville and the boys will be at Madisonville-North Hopkins starting on Tuesday March 4th.

With the days to “March Madness” slowly getting closer I’m looking at the basketball conference I generally watch (OVC, SEC, MVC and Big Ten) and there will be a lot of surprises going championship week. The tell-all about the SEC will be this Saturday as the Vols (men) take on undefeated - and still number one - Memphis Tigers who escaped Bartow Arena in Birmingham with a 1 point win over UAB and former Indiana coach Mike Davis.

Meanwhile the real pride of Indiana basketball - Perdue under Coach Matt Painter - continue to be the surprise of the Big Ten. Purdue at 12-1 in the Big Ten looks to be the favorite going into the Big Ten Tournament next month in Indianapolis. The MVC regular season championship was clinched this past weekend by a team other than Southern Illinois or Creighton, 14-1 in the MVC and 23-2 overall will go into “Arch Madness” in St Louis as the one seed for this years MVC tourney and are guaranteed of no less the a NIT bid if they don’t win the MVC tournament.

For the rest of this column, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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