The Kentucky Thoroughbreds briefly came back home from a long road trip, only to be rewarded with another road trip. This time, Kentucky found themselves in icy Kansas City, Missouri where the Thoroughbreds lost to the Kansas City Tornados 108-89.
When the Thoroughbreds find themselves back in Owensboro today, they’ll have amassed almost 8,000 total miles on the road. “We’ve got a road-weary basketball team right now, and it really showed in the second half.” said Kentucky coach Brandon Lesovsky.
Kentucky was lead by Jody Hill’s 22 points. DeAngelo Stewart scored 20, and newcomer Darius Paul scored 15. Tyshawn Patterson was held to single digits (7 points) for the first time this year. Lesovsky added, “KC came out and really took it hard at (us) from the beginning, and we had a hard time keeping up.”
With the loss, Kentucky drops to 5-6 on the year, but remains a full game ahead of Kansas City for 4th place. Wednesday’s rematch with Kansas City will take place at 11am at the Owensboro Sportscenter. The game takes on extra importance within league standings. If Kentucky wins, they’ll increase their lead to two games over Kansas City, and if they lose, they’ll be tied for 4th.
“We need to get a couple of things fixed quickly in practice before playing them again on Wednesday, but we’re all looking forward to playing at home again.” said Lesovsky.
**Wednesday’s game against Kansas City is a special school day game with CASA of Ohio Valley being the title sponsor. The game will feature a special anti-bullying message that is part of a league (NAPB) initative to combat bullying in schools and the workplace. All seats for the game will be $12, so don’t miss this chance to set in the chairbacks for a general admission price!!
Kansas City 108: Franklin Williams 25, Kevin Young 19, Grant Greenberg 16, Tyler Rambo 14, Taveres Sledge 12, Jacob French 9, DJ Cole 7, Charlton Jones 4, Quantel Denson 2
Kentucky 89: Jody Hill 22, DeAngelo Stewart 20, Darius Paul 15, Tyshawn Patterson 7, Demarcus Robinson 6, Corey Wilford 6, Juwan Johnson 6, CJ Trotter 5, Chris Lightner 2