By Don White, CV&T Sports Writer
Coaches will be looking to get Engineer basketball back on track when action resumes Saturday.
In a rare doubleheader, Mark McKinley’s girls will play at 6 p.m. in the Estill High gym, followed by the boys contest at about 8 p.m.
In what promises to be a very competitive game, the girls will take on Richmond Model, a team they have split with this season.
Estill came away with a 50-47 victory in the season-opener at Model, but fell 37-36 in the Berea Holiday Classic.
Riverside Christian should be “just what the doctor ordered” for Coach Lawrence Tiller and his boys who have tasted victory only once this season.
The small private school also has a lone victory, over Walden, and has dropped six contests.
Both teams will also be in action on Monday.
The girls travel to Frankfort to take on a Lady Panther team that has had an up and down season on their way to a 4-7 record.
Frankfort has had trouble putting points on the boards, tallying just 33 in three of their outings, and never scoring more than 47.
That game gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
The boys will have nine days without a game after hosting Owsley County at 7:30 p.m.
Owsley comes to town sporting a 2-4 record.
One of those wins came against Jackson County (63-59), a team that owns a 49-37 victory over the Engineers this season.
In games played since last week, the girls trounced Barbourville 57-36, while the boys lost to Menifee County 59-46, East Jessamine 63-47, and Lewis County 68-52, with all games played in the Jessamine Invitational at Nicholasville.