A long, tough season for the Paris junior boys basketball team came to an end on Monday night. The junior Eagles lost to the top seed Booneville Jr. Bearcats. Paris played hard as they have all season, but it was not enough to overcome the talented Bearcats. Paris will now turn its attention to the off-season and an opportunity to develop their individual and team skills under new coach Josh Ferrell.
The Paris junior girls will play Wednesday at 4 p.m. in their first game of the tournament that is being held at Booneville High School. Paris will play on Thursday if they win their game on Wednesday.
Both the Paris boys and girls teams have a lot to be proud of this year, and their future is bright. For the Paris girls, several could move up to the varsity roster as soon as the junior district tournament is over. The freshmen that will join the Lady Eagles will provide much-needed depth and minutes for a varsity team that has played with as few as five players at times. It will also be an opportunity to provide varsity experience for the freshmen who will be heavily counted upon next season.
And speaking of varsity basketball, the Lady Eagles and the Eagles travel to Cedarville tonight for an important, late-season conference match-up with the Pirates. First game begins at 6 p.m. at Cedarville High School.
Finally, Eagle fans will not want to miss next week’s special feature on Paris basketball player Cameron Reed. Cam’s story will be a feature on what it is like to be “the consummate team player” in this time of seemingly selfish play and athletes in high school, college, and professional sports. You will not want to miss this heart-warming story on this outstanding Paris student-athlete!
So, drive carefully, and I look forward to seeing you in Cedarville tonight!