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February 1, 2014

Raceland basketball dismisses two, three quit

RACELAND — Raceland boys basketball coach Bob Trimble has confirmed that five players are no longer on the team.

Either by dismissal or personal choice, Maverick Dixon, Josh Young, Connor Messer, David Pennington and Jacob Holbrook are off the roster. Two were dismissed and three quit, according to Trimble. He did not divulge specific details.

“Basically, we’re trying to develop a certain culture here, and some guys were dismissed because they apparently didn’t want to be part of that culture,” Trimble said. “A few guys decided they didn’t want to be a part of that, either.”

Raceland is 10-8 overall and 3-2 in the 63rd District, currently sitting in second place in the district.

Messer was leading the 16th Region in field goal percentage at 63 percent. The junior was also the team’s leading scorer (12.1 PPG).

Pennington was averaging 6.4 points per game.

Dixon, Young and Holbrook were each at fewer than 4 PPG.

The Rams travel to district foe Greenup County on Thursday.

They host Menifee County tonight and Fairview on Tuesday.

“We have a lot of young guys that we’re excited to give an opportunity to,” Trimble said.

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