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Demons honor seniors Feb. 10

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By Matt Birkholtz

If you thought that Senior Night was to be Feb. 7, think again.

The game was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

The Williamstown Demons will host Eminence Feb. 10, honoring the three seniors, Dean Faulkner, Derrick King and Kevin McCullough during a pre-game ceremony before their warm-ups.

“I think it is going to be a good night considering if we beat Eminence,” King said. “It is our second to last home game ever here at Williamstown High School.”

Even with the festivities, there is still a game to be played.

The last time the two teams faced each other was in the 8th Region All “A” Classic, where the Demons had an 11-point lead over Eminence at halftime, but were unable to hold the lead.

This time around, Williamstown will have junior guard Jake McKinley completely healthy, after dealing with an ankle injury in the Eminence game.

“I can’t wait to play them and get revenge,” he said.

Coach Steve Sigmon said he is going to start all three seniors at the beginning of the game and that it is dependent on their performance as to how long they will be on the floor.

“I have started seniors for two minutes all the way up to a quarter,” he said. “I will keep them in the game as long as they are not hurting the team.”

In order for the Demons to get a win, they are going to have to stop Eminence’s top scoring threats, mainly sophomore center Bradley Foree, who averages 15.1 points per game and 9.2 rebounds a game.

“We stopped him last time by getting him into foul trouble,” Sigmon said. “It’s kind of a good correlation to the Trimble County game where we got their guys in trouble and won the game.”

Simgon said that they did the same thing against Trimble Feb. 5, but were unable to get the ball in the basket, losing 49-40.

A play that Sigmon has in mind for the game, is a 1-2-2 zone. What this zone does is allow his players to double-team Foree anytime he has the ball.

“We just have to score,” Sigmon said. “If we hold Foree down and not let him and Dre Banta score we will be fine.”

Tip-off for Senior Night is set for 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.