The Warren County High School Boys basketball team improved to 5-2 on the season after they defeated Lincoln County, 74-49 on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The Screaming Devils were able to get back on track after they suffered a loss to rival Thomson previously. Coach Uriah Myrick said Lorenzo Johnson led the way for them as he had over 30 points, and Justyn Burnett was able to facilitate really well.
“We were clicking on all cylinders,” Myrick said. “Overall, we had a very good game.”
Myrick added that Rashad Myers played well on both sides of the ball. Myers was able to facilitate on offense and be a stalwart on defense.
“The ball didn’t stick,” Myrick said.
The Screaming Devils were able to make halftime adjustments to stretch the lead in the second half, according to Myrick. Myrick believes this is a big reason why people had Warren County as one of the top teams in the state for their region.
“That performance is why I expect we are ranked high,” Myrick said.
According to Myrick, the Screaming Devils are ranked ninth in the state for Class A Public. Warren County is on Christmas break and doesn’t resume play until Friday, Jan. 7 when they take on Hancock Central in a region matchup between two rivals. Myrick recalled last year when his team lost on what some viewed as a controversial call.
“Hopefully we are on the right side of the win this time,” Myrick said.
According to Myrick, he still wants to see his team improve in some areas as they move into region play starting next month.
“Rebounding is key during region play,” Myrick said. “Our backside/weakside rotations need to improve.”
Myrick said he believes they should be able to make a good run at becoming region champs this year. Myrick added that he hopes the community will continue to watch and support the Screaming Devils this year, and to encourage the student-athletes.