Davis hoping hoop Eagles show more improvement

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CHS' 2012-13 unit went from one-win team to 13 triumphs

By Bobby Brockman

Tim Davis was excited that his team went from one win to 13 triumphs, but also realizes his Campbellsville High boys’ basketball Eagles still have their work cut out to compete at the top of the Fifth Region.
“I was pleasantly surprised on how well our young team responded and the improvement and progress that they made during the year,” Davis told me recently. “Going into the season we were hoping to win 7-8 games so doubling our original goal was fantastic.
“We could have won maybe two or more, especially toward the end of the season. I think some of  the sickness and injuries we had down the stretch may have attributed to a couple of losses. But, that might have made up for a couple of games that we won that probably should not have, so it probably evened out anyway.”
The veteran Davis knows this season’s improvement is only a small step up the region ladder.
“Our players will need to work hard in the weight room during the off-season to become stronger and quicker. We will need to continue working on individual skill development so that we can become better basketball players, which includes improving our overall scoring.  We struggled at times scoring which I think was due to our youth and individual fundamental skills development that is needed at the varsity level.
“If they don’t work hard during the off-season then we will end up with the same results as this year. I told them after the loss in the district tournament that we will be saying the same again next year at this time if they don’t work hard during the off-season. What they do between now and next October will have a big impact on how successful we can be next season.
“Being a small school we are going to have some down years. It is difficult to compete against the larger schools when you only have about 150 males in your school. We have been blessed the last 20 years that we have had some great athletes come through our program that have had the necessary skills to compete in the region. Our goal is to have three to four players from each class that have the necessary skills to compete at a high level. 
“I think if everyone works hard during the off-season, don’t have any major injuries that we could win 14-15 games. I think we should be competitive in the district again.
Davis’ said his schedule will stay about the same other than Monticello, which will probably merge into the Wayne County system. Also, Bardstown’s enrollment numbers mean it won’t be in the All “A” regional.
“Our schedule is just about complete except for completing the field for our Tip-Off Classic and Holiday Classic.”
“John Hardin and E-town will still be good and North will also be good again,” Davis analyzed the Fifth Region. “I think our district will be about the same. I believe there were only five seniors for all four schools.”