MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – Madisonville North Hopkin’s girls basketball team is still perfect at this point of the season.
Not many can say, they are still undefeated without suffering a loss.
Michael Gilbert spent the afternoon at Madisonville’s practice. Here’s that story.
“Madisonville North Hopkins girls basketball team is off to a very special start to this season. The Maroons are a perfect 16-0. They haven’t had this great of start since the 1986 season. Head coach, Jeff Duvall believes his team has all the right pieces and mindset for a potential trip to Rupp Arena this year.”
“We were 28-8 last year and we knew we were going to be pretty good with only losing one player from that squad. We got beat by 10 in the regional semifinal last year. And I told them, last year, that feeling you had in your gut, remember that throughout all of this year and I think most of still remember it because they are playing with a fire and they are playing pretty hungry right now.”
Crazy, that’s why I don’t like to think about it too much, because then I’ll get inside my own head, so when (16-0) is brought up, it’s just mindblowing. I came back from my 8th grade year, and that was what the talk is all about. We just say, state, state, so everyone year the talk about of state and we have improved every single year. So this is our year to go to state.”
“It’s been pretty great coming in as a freshman, and you have all of these upper classmen, that are really pushing you to work your best and being a freshman, and having a 16-0 record in your first year of high school, it’s just once in a lifetime.”
Up next, the Maroons look to try to extend their win straight to 17 straight as they will take on Trigg Co on the road tomorrow. Reporting from Maroons practice, Michael Gilbert, Eyewitness News.