Rams looking forward to January games

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Atmore Christian School basketball coach Tim Battles sees possibilities with the coming of the New Year.

The Rams sit at 4-11 on the season and are coming off a 61-27 loss to Panhandle Christian Conference foe Central Christian,but Battles is set to install a new offense that he hopes will improve his team’s productivitiy.

“We’ll be trying to get into position to shoot shots,” he said. “All you can ask for is good looks.”

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The Rams will open practice on Monday, Jan. 7 in anticipation for an upcoming game Friday, Jan. 11 at Cedar Lake in Biloxi, Miss. The team hasn’t been able to practice together on the break, but Battles said the players were told to keep conditioning and working out themselves.

“My expectations are to improve,” he said. “I hope they come back hungry. Hopefully we’ll be able to hit the ground running.”
He said Cedar Lake is a new team and it will “be a good game to get our feet under us.”

The following game, the Rams take on Central again, a game that might have conference tournament implications.

The next match up is with Calvary Christian at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in Atmore. The following week the Rams take on Escambia Academy at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in Canoe.

“I wouldn’t call it a huge rivalry game, but it’s a game you want to win,” Battles said. “Any time you play a team from across town you want to win.”

ACS played well against EA the last time the team’s met, Battles said.

“Hopefully we’ll be at full strength and ready to go,” he said.

The Rams end the month with conference games at East Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and ACA on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Atmore.