GHS faces defending champs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 8, 2000

in final game of regular season


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Goshen travels to Huntington College tonight for the final game of the regular season against Trinity Presbyterian.

The Wildcats are the defending Class 3A state champs after a perfect 1998 regular season, but this year have fallen out of the top ten with a 16-9 record.

But Trinity still features a talented basketball player in the form of 6-foot-5, 255-pound forward Brett Eddins, who signed a football scholarship with Auburn on Feb 2nd.

"We’re not so much concerned with how he (Eddins) is going to come out and play against us," Eagles coach Major Lane said. "We’ve just got to do the things that we’ve got to do to win and hopefully put on a better show then we did the other night against Elba."

Lane said he has been happy with the way his team has been playing defense, but said that offensively his team has got to find a way to get the ball into the low post.

"Our big kids down low just haven’t been getting enough touches," he said. " We’ve shot the ball well from the perimeter, but we haven’t got the penetration inside by our guards. We need to get the ball to the guy’s beneath the basket that can put it in the hole."

After tonight’s game the Eagles will get ready for area tournament play, starting Friday night at Calhoun High School against Luverne. The winner of that game will take on area champion Calhoun next Tuesday night.

Although the Eagles have had their way with Luverne this season, winning both contests by over 20 points, Coach Lane said his team couldn’t enter the game over confident.

"We can’t look past anybody," he said. " Anytime you play a team three times they know a lot about you, so we have to be ready and we have to come to play."

The Goshen girls’ will also be in action Friday night against the Luverne Lady Tigers. The girls will tipoff at 5:00 with the boys’ game following at 7:00.