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January 4, 2013

Clyde Dixon’s Lynn Camp Wildcats improving game by game

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

The Lynn Camp Wildcats have gotten through the first half of their season above the .500 mark with an 8-7 record.

The Wildcats have beaten the teams head coach Clyde Dixon thinks they should have beaten and come close to beating a few they may not have been expected to beat.

As the second half of the season gets under way, Dixon said it's important for his team to continue to improve just as they have so far.

“I'm extremely pleased with our progress so far and we've done some good things. I feel our kids have improved quite a bit,” Dixon said. “We've played some good basketball and I feel like we would've even played better if not for some injuries.

“I think our record could have been a lot better because even the games we lost, outside of the Corbin game, we were in every game that we played,” he added. “We played really well against Caverna, who is 12-2 at this point in time, and I feel like that was a game that we could have and should have won.”

The Wildcats have played well early in games, but had trouble finishing strong. Dixon said he thinks the ability to finish opponents off is something that will come with experience.

“This is really a young team when you look at us on paper,” Dixon said. “We have some kids that haven't been in certain situations before, so they aren't really seasoned in some of these areas.

“I do think they are learning as they go,” he added. “If we can continue to improve as we have, I feel like we can do some good things in the second half of the season.”

The second half is where games become important anyway, so what better time to improve than against district opponents.

The Wildcats' first three games of the second half are against Barbourville, Pineville and Knox Central, which means the 51st District seeding will be on the line for the Wildcats.

Dixon said he knows how important these games are and his staff will try to relay that to the players.

“This is where the games count because you want to be in good position when the district tournament starts,” Dixon said. “You want to win two, maybe three of those games and put yourself in a spot to be the top seed.

“It's important for a couple of reasons I think,” he added. “You want the team to gain confidence against the teams you'll be facing in the postseason and you want to be in good seeding position as well.”

As the second half gets underway tonight when the Wildcats welcome Barbourville to town, Dixon said he hopes his team hasn't peaked and that their best basketball is still to come.

“I wouldn't say that we've played the best we could play,” he said. “I think there are several areas we can improve upon and we'll keep working on them.

“Hopefully by the time the postseason rolls around, our kids will be competing at the top of the district,” he added. “The key is to keep improving as the season goes along and that's what we're trying to do.”

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