WHHS roars by Spencer 78-61

By BRIAN RICKERD State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Western Hills coach Alan Spade has said all season that his Wolverines have the talent to be a very good basketball team if they just had a little confidence.

But Spade's bunch went through close loss after close loss on its way to a 3-13 start.

Spade didn't hide his feelings .... he was more than a little frustrated.

Then came Tuesday when Western Hills beat district rival Woodford County 71-64.

Spade's dearest Christmas wish was answered: Santa brought confidence.

The Wolverines followed that win with an impressive 78-61 shellacking of the Spencer County Bears on Friday night.

This was one of the most complete performances by Western Hills in a long time. The Wolverines played well on both ends of the court. They made sound adjustments defensively, they executed both in the half court and on the break, they shot well, they rebounded well. And they played unselfishly.

Point guard John Keene poured in 25 points, including five three pointers. Forward Jordan Samuels had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Bryson Droz had 11 points, Tyler Toncray 10, Kyle Bibb eight, Matt Karsner six.

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