By JIM METCALFE
HARROD — Jefferson head boys basketball Marc Smith acknowledged that Allen East is struggling to build a program under first-year head coach Jon Cook.
Therefore, the last thing he didn’t want was to give the Mustangs any confidence to stay in the game and perhaps spring an upset.
The Wildcats dominated from start to finish — scoring the first 12 points — and never looked back in destroying the Mustangs 77-33 in Northwest Conference action Friday night in The Corral of Allen East High School.
“They are struggling under Jon but I like what he is trying to accomplish. Just look at their junior varsity to see where it’s going,” Smith explained. “When you go up against a team like that, a quick start is almost a must; you always want to get off well but particularly on a night like this. You don’t want to give them a chance to get rolling and make it harder on yourself. We did not do that; we came out ready to go from the beginning, just what was needed.”