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Killeen High Notebook: Coach's prescription for success vs. Midway is spot on

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Posted: Monday, February 7, 2005 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:14 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Tony Altobelli

Killeen Daily Herald

According to KHS boys basketball coach Bo Burgess, one major stat that he felt the Roos needed to accomplish was a high number of turnovers to beat district standout Hewitt Midway, 35 to be exact.

Well, the Roos won the game and, true to form, forced 35 turnovers in the game.

"When Trey (Debose) picked up our first turnover, I said to him, 'One down, 34 to go," KHS coach Bo Burgess said.

"Honest."

With a relentless fullcourt press, the Roos forced 15 Midway turnovers in the first quarter alone and 21 in the first half on their way to that final goal of 35.

Lady Roos likely to face Crowley in playoff opener

Barring any major upsets on Tuesday, the Killeen Lady Roos will open bi-district playoff action against 17th-ranked Crowley at a site and time to be determined.

Killeen, currently third in District 16-4A will face a Crowley team strong on defense, according to their season results.

The Lady Eagles' two district losses have come at the hands of No. 7 Waxahachie, 36-29 on Jan. 18 and 37-36 this past Friday.

Four of Crowley's wins have come without the luxury of scoring 50 points, so expect a low-scoring affair in the bi-district playoffs.

Athlete of the Week Trey Debose, senior forward

Debose scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and helped force numerous turnovers in the Roos' 66-56 win over Hewitt Midway.

Statistic of the Week 28, difference in shots taken between Killeen (69) and Midway (41) on Friday night.

Contact Tony Altobelli at talto@kdhnews.com

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