East St. John boys fall to 2-2 in district play after loss at Hahnville

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2005


Sports Editor

It’s getting close to worry time at East St. John.

After his team suffered it’s second loss in district play with a 68-53 defeat at Hahnville, Wildcats head coach Charles Julian is starting to get worried.

“I’m definitely worried right now,” Julian said. “I’m in a situation where I think we have the talent. We just have to execute. I think our schedule in district was top heavy. We have already played the toughest teams.

“Now we get to play the other teams in the district and I’m hoping that we have the chance to rack up some wins in district play. We are a good team, we just have to come and play hard every night. We just can’t have mental letdowns.”

“Hahnville came with a lot of intensity and we didn’t match it,” Julian said. “They executed better than we did. I can’t say anything but good things about Hahnville.”

Coming off such an emotional win over nationally-ranked Thibodeaux, Julian said his team may not have had the same mental focus against Hahnville.

“I think if I say that there was a letdown after the Thibodeaux defeat, that would be more of an insult to Hahnville,” Julian said. “If anything, I just think that Hahnville came to play the game. When you put two teams out there, the team playing the best will win and on that night Hahnville was the best team.”

“The difference in the game was our lack of control of the tempo. Normally we play our tempo. Against Hahnville, we allowed the tempo to be dicitated to us. It was a faster game and they sat back in the zone and we forced up bad shots.”