Enforcers Drop Both Games on Weekend Road Trip, Slip to 12-6
COVINGTON, KY - February 14, 2017 - The Kentucky Enforcers made the five hour trek to Muskegon, Michigan Saturday with the intention of building on the blowout win that ended a three game losing streak on February 4th. They set their sights on the West Michigan Lake Hawks to get their first road win since January 14th. The Lake Hawks had other ideas. The Enforcers got off to a bumpy start, losing the first quarter 33-20, and trailed at halftime 62-45. The Lake Hawks survived a couple of Enforcers runs and answered with runs of their own, ultimately beating the Enforcers 130-106. Aaron Miller led the Enforcers with 28 points and 8 rebounds, Marcus Thompson chipped in 22 points, and Robbie Smythe submitted perhaps his best performance since rejoining the team in January with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Enforcers would try to save face on Sunday when they traveled to Wyoming, Michigan to battle the top 20 Grand Rapids Danger. An anemic 38.6% shooting from the field that included a 14 point second quarter would doom the Enforcers as they suffered their fifth loss in the last six games. Da’Markco Foster led the Enforcers with 22 points and a highlight (see attached file) that brought even the Danger fans out of their seats.
The Kentucky Enforcers fall to 12-6 on the season with four regular season games remaining. Head Coach Dustin Driskell said with urgency, “We have been in a slump the last four or five games with our defensive effort, and that has to change if we want to make the playoffs. We have to tighten up all aspects of our game from this point forward. We started out 8-0 for a reason. We were hitting on all cylinders, but we’ve gotten away from what was working for us early on. We have to find our game again, and find it quickly, before it’s too late. We have to be on a mission to bring back good basketball, not only for ourselves, but for the tri-state. We have a lot of fans and supporters out there cheering us on and we can’t let them down.”
The Enforcers take their show back on the road Saturday against the Windy City Groove, in Chicago. The Groove handed the Enforcers a 118-91 loss at home on January 22nd.