PADUCAH — Without its star player, Evangelical Christian (Tenn.) lost 47-37 to Quality Education Academy (N.C.) on Saturday at Mustang Madness.
Class of 2015 big man Skal Labissiere — a top UK recruiting target — missed his 14th consecutive game with a stress fracture in his spine. Labissiere was hurt during Evangelical’s second game of the season back in November. The team is now 8-8 on the season, but Coach Terry Tippett said they probably “wouldn’t have lost but a couple” if he were in the lineup.
The last thing Tippett wants is to rush Labissiere back from the injury.