Milton Ray is in his first season at West Harrison and he not only has his Hurricanes playing as a team, he has West Harrison in contention for the 5A State Championship.
After 23 games West Harrison has captured 21 victories and are undefeated in the Region 7-5A standings with a perfect 5-0 record.
Harvey Smart, the Hurricanes top gun says coach Ray believes defense is the key to success.
"Well he preaches defense. That's what wins games and we just buy into the program, "stated Smart.
Another Hurricanes player, Gabriel Barber, says they are winning and are learning at the same time. "Coach Ray has really been a big impact on us this year. He's preached to us so many key factors of basketball itself and just him being around is making the game easier for us."
Coach Ray knows the difference between winning and losing is how a team performs defensively. He said, "We know it comes down to playing good defense. If we can play good defense we think we can go a long way. We know we have guys who can score the basketball. So we've got to be able to play defense to stop other teams from scoring."
West Harrison jumps back into region play Friday night on the road at Stone.
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