Appalachian Wireless Roundball Preview: Prestonsburg Black Cats

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Prestonsburg Black Cats are preparing for their upcoming season, after falling short in the region tournament.

Last year the Black Cats ended their season 16-16 overall and 5-3 in district play. Ultimately the Black Cats fell in the district championship to Lawrence county losing 44-41, but this year they're returning three seniors and are ready for the challenge.

"I try to take real pride in leading the underclassmen to step up their game and really help them improve so that they can get to that varsity level," added Senior Guard Clayton Smith.

"I think its good to play tough teams early because you know whenever teams from district or region come around we'll be better prepared and I'm excited for every game just in general but I love playing the tough teams," says Senior Guard Adam Slone.

"Definitely win district make a run in the region and hopefully get to Rupp," added Senior Guard Graham Burchett.

"Well we have three really good senior leaders and they're doing a good job. We've got a lot of young guys and what happens is young guys they're not used to having practice every day and not as many games especially in November. They're used to playing that middle school schedule but they have been really good leaders. they're positive leaders and have been really trying to bring the guys along," added Head Coach Brent Rose.