Kings of the Court

Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 11:07 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The cooler temperatures have not slowed down the hot play the Wiregrass Kings have seen on the basketball court.

Through 19 games this season, the Kings are 18-1, with their only loss coming back in November against AISA member Pike Lib.

The team, which is made up of kids who are home schooled, have been lights out on the court. The Kings are averaging 90 points per game this year and have eclipsed triple digits on five separate occasions.

It’s that style of play that has this team believing they can go toe to toe with any team on their schedule.

“Even though we are smaller and less athletic than almost every team we play, I think these guys can play with anybody. 7A, AISA, whatever,” said head coach Nolan Helder. “They are just going to work and play together and never quit.”

“We play somewhat like an NBA team, new school, with how we run and shoot threes and stuff like that.” said senior Nolan Perry. “But we’re also willing to take charges, block out. Do the dirty work.”

“If they are bigger, faster, or have a couple guys that can dunk, we’re not worried about that,” said senior James Strickland. “We’re pretty sure we are the more skilled basketball players and smarter decision makers. We believe we can beat everybody.”

The Kings play their home games at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. They are back in action Friday against Tuscaloosa.

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