BOYS' BASKETBALL: Red River Classic to test Bearcats

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By John Herndon

Anderson County boys’ basketball coach Glen Drury has a very succinct assessment of the Bearcats’ appearance in the Red River Classic at Powell County High School.

“This is not a cupcake tournament,” he says.

The three-day tournament tips off Thursday, Dec. 26 when Tates Creek takes on Wolfe County, a team that has already beaten Anderson this year, at 2 p.m.

The Bearcats get tournament play underway when they take on Estill County in the next game at 3:30 p.m. Each team is guaranteed three games.

“Estill County is up this year. They have a really nice team,” Drury said. The Engineers were 4-3 heading into last week’s Berea Invitational. One of their victories was an 80-59 romp past Wolfe County.

That was Wolfe County’s only loss of the season against five wins through the weekend. Tates Creek was 2-3 heading to the Woodford County Invitational last Thursday.

Other first round games are West Carter (1-4) vs. Paris (1-5) and Lynn Camp (2-4) vs. Powell County (2-3).

“We want to get three wins,” Drury quipped, “The main thing is we want to develop. This is Week 3 of the season and our team ego is just now starting to develop. We need to feel better about the team and about ourselves. Developing that and trusting your teammates is important.”