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June 14, 2013

Corbin’s Pietrowski, staff, still in evaluation mode

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

CORBIN — The Corbin Redhounds are coming off one of the most surprising seasons of any team in the 13th Region after finishing 24-7 overall.

When last season started a lot of critics expected the Redhounds to struggle through the season, but somehow head coach Tony Pietrowski found a way to get his team to click, leading to a 50th District Championship after beating South Laurel, 73-66, in the finals.

With his Redhounds on the floor for the summer, Pietrowski is faced with a similar task for the upcoming season and hopes a good summer session will give him and his squad a jump-start toward the same kind of success. He said he and his staff for the most part are still in the evaluation mode as far as what he's looking for out of his players.

“The way we attack is to see what kind of skill set our kids have and figure out what kind of roles they could play for us in the upcoming season,” Pietrowski said. “We want to really see what the kids have to offer and some things that they can kind of come out and do on their own in the early stages.”

A lot like last year's squad, the group returning will be a versatile one, with many options on the floor when it comes to the offensive game. The Redhounds scored at a rate of 69.2 points per game last season, while they allowed 62.9. Pietrowski said he feels like having several different scorers on the floor will be a strength for his upcoming team, just like it was this past season.

“I really think we'll be able to score from a lot of positions,” Pietrowski said. “I feel like we have some kids that are starting to step up and show a little more offensive side of themselves than they have in the past.

“I thought a big key to our success last season was our balance on the floor and I think this group will have a good chance to follow in those footsteps,” he added.

To this point the Redhounds have played several games, but Pietrowski said given the way they've approached games he didn't really want to pass judgment yet. Given the fact it's still early in the summer session and without a lot of structured offense to go by as far as evaluating players, he did say he liked a few of the things he has seen from his kids.

“We've been good in spurts,” Pietrowski said. “We encourage the kids to kind of step out of themselves a little bit and maybe showcase some things that they feel like could help the team somewhere down the road.

“Overall, I'm pleased with our kids and  their effort,” he added. “I feel like they've played really hard and that's one of the most important things to us.”

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