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Demons want to compete this week

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By Matt Birkholtz

After suffering a disappointing loss to Eminence in the 8th Region All “A” Classic after having an 11-point lead at halftime, Williamstown will look to be competitive this week as they face Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

Demons coach Steve Sigmon is looking for improvement in these games, as it is the second time Williamstown is facing the Pioneers and Bearcats.

“I gave the boys a challenge this week,” he said. “Our motto for this week is to compete. If we compete that is what I want to see as we are building towards next season.”

With this challenge by Sigmon, if they players are not competing or playing hard on the floor, he is willing to pull them out of the game.

Sigmon said he has replayed the Eminence game a thousand times and said the game slipped out of their hands.

“The problem with the Eminence game was that Jake McKinley wasn’t a 100 percent,” he said. “Our defense was good, holding their top player to only four points. We just didn’t make shots, missing eight lay-ups in the game. If we made those lay-ups that game goes in our favor.”

With the season winding to a close with just under a month left until district tournament, Sigmon wants to see junior center Colton Simpson step up and play a pivotal role for the Demons.

“I’m still waiting for Colton to play to his potential,” he said. “I’m still waiting for him to be the player that he can be. He hides on the floor and we need him to play a big role for us.”

The match up with Walton-Verona will also be the Coaches vs. Cancer game for the Demons. Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Grant County Relay For Life.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m., with the Lady Demons game following afterwards. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.