Injury-plagued Travelers split 4 games in Virginia

 Posted by at 6:23 PM on May 18, 2014
May 182014

More injuries led to another four-game split for the Kentucky Travelers over the weekend.

They started things off with big victories over Boo Williams (Va.) and defending champ Each 1 Teach 1 (Fla.) — two of the top teams in the standings — on Saturday. The Travelers lost both games Sunday.

Knott County Central star Camron Justice missed the trip to Virginia with a nagging ankle injury that he suffered during the first EYBL stop last month. He has played in only five of the Travelers’ 12 games so far.

Trinity forward Ray Spalding played in Saturday’s victories but missed both games Sunday with an ankle injury. Injuries have limited him to six games so far this spring.

Spalding and Justice are the two highest-ranked prospects on the roster. Lexington Christian star Matt Rose has also been limited with a foot injury.

Owen County’s Carson Williams was the leading scorer for the weekend with 15.3 points per game. Holmes point guard Beetle Bolden, who committed to West Virginia last week, was the only other Traveler to score in double figures all four games.

The Travelers (6-6) will head to Minneapolis next weekend for the final EYBL event of the regular season. The top 24 teams in the 40-squad league will qualify for the Nike Peach Jam finals in North Augusta, S.C., in July.

There are currently 23 teams with records of 6-6 or better and five squads nipping on the Travelers’ heels with a 5-7 mark.

One of the Travelers’ four opponents in Minnesota will be Chicago Meanstreets, which is led by UK commitment Charles Matthews. Meanstreets is 3-9 this spring after being one of the top teams in the league last year.


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