Mercer County boys’ basketball Head Coach Josh Cook picked up his first win as the man in charge of the Titans on Saturday night, as Mercer cruised to an 87-52 win over the visiting Casey County Rebels.
Things started out good for the Titans as they got out to a quick 5-0 lead. It got even better when Malik Dow slammed in an alley oop dunk to put the Titans up 7-0.
“I thought Malik played much more aggressive tonight. We need that from him every night” said Cook.
Casey County finally got their first points nearly three minutes into the game, but the Titans continued to dominate the quarter, thanks in large part to junior Will Hager, who had 13 points in the opening quarter.
“I was just taking what was open. I was trying to make the plays that my team needed, but obviously I wouldn’t have been able to execute like I did without them,” said Hager.
The Titans led after the first quarter 23-10.
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