Garrard County Golden Lions Reach for Gold

By: Gary Ball
By: Gary Ball

Garrard County is quietly putting together one of the best starts in school history with their boys basketball team. Coach Lee DeForest has guided the Golden Lions to the best record in the twelfth region with a 14 and 3 start so far this year.

Garrard County is quietly putting together one of the best starts in school history with their boys basketball team. Coach Lee DeForest has guided the Golden Lions to the best record in the twelfth region with a 14 and 3 start so far this year. This is the second best start in school history. Garrard County has accomplished this with great team defense and balanced scoring.

The Golden Lions have seen tremendous play from the seniors on the team. Tyler Woods is averaging 17 points per contest, and Evan Preston is a smooth lefty who scores 12 points a game. Justin Ray who is calm under pressure is hitting 15 points per game consistently, along with Hunter Hensley the defensive stopper. Hunter also pours in baskets in double figures. Combine all that senior talent with junior Trent Prather who scores in double figures most nights and you get great balance on this team.

Another factor in the success story to date can be directly related to defense. It was on full display Tuesday night at the road game at Lincoln County. The Golden Lions won going away with a score of 56-37 and they did it with defense, holding Lincoln to single digits in scoring for three out of four quarters. Coach DeForest knows that winning the Twelfth region will be tough, but if they keep playing defense like they have been then the sky’s the limit.

Watch the Garrard County Golden Lions as the “Team of the Week” this Saturday at 11:30 am on The Scholastic Ball Report on WKYT Channel 27.
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