The J.L. Mann boys basketball team opened the Class AAA state playoffs with a bang last week. A bang that fired on all cylinders. The Patriots cruised past West-Oak 90-50 in the opening round, then rolled over Chapman 86-38 in the second round. Mann coach Jeff Craft says that defense has been the most stressed aspect of the game to his team. That point seems to have stuck, as defense has set the tone early in each of the playoff wins.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.