While the Paris varsity boys basketball team did spend the weekend in Mexico at the Gary Filbert Classic, it now has to get ready to welcome Lewis and Clark Conference rival Fayette on Feb. 14.
If the Coyotes, 8-13 overall, 1-5 LCC, visit from Westran on Feb. 7 is any indication, this squad has several horses it can ride to victory, including Brett Miller. Against the Hornets Miller went 7-for-12 for 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Nic Thomas also came through against Westran for Paris with 14 points, three steals, two rebounds and one assist, Dylan Painter scored 10 with four assists and three boards and and Adam Forrest had nine points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist. As for the Coyotes depth, it also got eight points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds from Matthew Unterbrink, Blake Turner gave a six point performance with three boards and two assists and Brant Ensor added four points and four rebounds.
In other recent action, Paris lost at Schuyler County 71-64 on Feb. 8, on Feb. 3 the team fell at Knox County 71-35 and on Jan. 31 the Coyotes destroyed Marion County at home 83-36.
Fayette, 13-8 overall, 1-4 LCC, on the other hand, is having a slightly better 2016-17 than Paris is. Highlights include winning 64-49 at Brookfield on Feb. 2, on Jan. 31 the squad beat Westran 69-52 at home and on Jan. 30 the Falcons defeated Prairie Home School 73-56
Depth isn't an issue for Fayette because it has a 13-man roster that features Robby Robinson, Ross Hudson and Cale Polson. Blake Dawson, Darius Lee and Chase Huthman could also make some noise for the Falcons in this game. It just depends on the circumstances.
The Coyotes were at Mexico on Saturday for the Gary Filbert Classic.