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The Knights look for their first win of the calendar year this weekend.
Friday night the Nelson County Cardinals (9-7) come to town for a junior varsity/varsity double-header against the Marion County High School boy's basketball team. Junior varsity tips off at 6 p.m., the varsity tips off at 7:30 p.m. at the Roby Dome.
"They're real physical. They have strong guards," Knights Head Coach Tim Peterson said. "They don't shoot great but they will beat you up. It's not a good match up for us. It's smash mouth basketball like football. The last few years they've been stronger and tougher than we have. We have to match their physical play and execute. They have three or four guys about 6-3."
The next night, the team will face a talented Elizabethtown (7-10) squad. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Roby Dome.
"They play steady but they haven't won a lot. They've got a team that can win the region," Peterson said.
Peterson said the Panthers don't have a great pure shooter and susceptible to zone defenses. He said the Knights will try to throw some size in the lineup and play a variety of zone and man schemes.
E'town features senior guard Jamie Haire, the son of Panthers Head Coach James Haire. Junior Mitchell Henry will also pose problems for the Knights as he is a presence in the paint.
The Panthers nearly knocked off Iroquois in the Mordecai's Holiday Homecoming Classic but let it slip away as they lost 65-63. They also suffered a three-point loss to Fifth Region favorite North Hardin.
On Tuesday of next week the Knights travel to Lincoln County (11-6). Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.
"They're one of the better teams in the 12th Region. Boyle beat them but (Jeff) Jackson does a good job. They're a solid team and have size inside," Peterson said.