VERSAILLES - The Western Hills boy's basketball team had more to play for than just a win Tuesday night against Woodford County.
It had a share of first place in the 41st District at stake. WHHS is now 4-1 in district play and can earn a tie with Frankfort for first in the district standings with a win over Franklin County on Feb. 6.
And coming off an emotional win last week in which they beat the Panthers for the first time in five years, coach Gary Hubbard and Co. knew there was no room for a letdown.
Western Hills didn't disappoint and went on to defeat WCHS 72-59 in a game that wasn't quite as close as the score indicated.
"We were lucky," Hubbard said. "I'll be honest. We were lucky. I was scared coming in here after the way they played the last three games."
"If it were one point I'd be just as happy."
Hubbard was referring to WCHS' three-game winning streak that included an impressive 74-65 win over Shelby County.
Despite an 89-70 win on Jan. 2 over the Yellowjackets, Hubbard knew his team was up against a solid opponent as WCHS' victory over Shelby County indicates.
WHHS previously lost to Shelby County 66-55 on Dec. 12.
"They're a very dangerous team," Hubbard said of Woodford. "They can score a lot of points real quick because they all shoot the perimeter three and they're real strong."
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