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Henry County boys prepare for region tournament
by Maurice Dixon
January 22, 2014 11:55 AM | 1870 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>Henry County senior Iassac Wilson and the Warhawks have three key region games left.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Henry County senior Iassac Wilson and the Warhawks have three key region games left.
With just a few games left in the regular season, Henry County boys’ basketball coach Vincent Rosser’s message to his team is a simple one:

“We just got to keep fighting,” he said. “Our goal is to win each quarter and if we win each quarter then we will win each game.”

More importantly, the Warhawks have just three more region contests after Tuesday’s 86-84 home win against Central, and if they are victorious in those contests, they can land a more favorable seed in the region tournament.

This Friday, Henry County will visit Peach County and try to avenge a 76-73 shortcoming to the Trojans back in December.

“We were missing two of our top starters Devale Johnson and Jordan Adams in that game,” Rosser said. “We feel very confident if we have a full squad that we will be capable of avenging that loss.”

Then on Jan. 31, the Warhawks will try to redeem themselves from an ugly loss to Carver last Saturday.

“We played a tough game Friday night then had to turn around and make a two-hour trip Saturday and play a very tough team at the their place,” Rosser said. “They are always tough down there. We didn’t handle the back-to-back well. You want to be at your best when you play them.”

After this game, Henry County will visit Eagle’s Landing a day later in a rematch of the 78-73 outcome in favor of the Golden Eagles on Jan. 11.

“With tournament time coming, we just want to be better,” Rosser said. “Hopefully by then, we won’t be a young team but have a year under our belt.”

Then the team’s sole focus will be accomplishing one goal at a time in the Region 2 tournament.

“We have been to the state playoffs every year since I’ve been here except for my first year,” Rosser said. “We want to qualify for state and once we qualify for state look at winning the region championship.”

Last season, the Warhawks lost to Carver by a point in the region title game.

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