Demons stay close with Gallatin; work on fundamentals

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The Williamstown Demons faced the Gallatin County Wildcats on Jan. 28 at home in a fast-paced game, which demonstrated the hard work that the team has put toward improving their fundamentals on the court.
The Demons and Wildcats played furiously in the first half, running the court and battling for the possession arrow. In the second half, the Demons were able to seize the lead for the first time in the game before Gallatin County pulled ahead slightly before the half.
At halftime, the Demons trailed by only four points with a score of 28-24.
The Wildcats’ overall season record is 12-5 as compared to the Demons’ season record of 2-18. While the odds seemed to be leaning in Gallatin County’s favor, Williamstown was able to keep the score tight through most of the game.
In the third quarter, Gallatin County gained momentum and hit a series of consecutive shots, catching the Demons off-guard for long enough to expand their lead to 12 points before the final quarter.
In the end, Williamstown was unable to come back and Gallatin County added a win to their season record with a final score of 64-49.
Williamstown’s team has struggled at times this season but is beginning to show the evidence of their hard work in practice and in games. Team members attribute a young team and new coach to the season’s rocky start as they learned to play together as one unit.
Most of the team’s players will be returning next year and are looking forward to seeing what the 2013-2014 season will bring.
For those who would like to catch a game before the season ends, the Demons will play three more games at home. Williamstown will face Bellevue Feb. 1 and Ludlow Feb. 6 with both games beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Demons’ final home game will be against Eminence at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.