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Coach Hollinquest mixing it up in the paint
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Hollinquest pulling double duty

By Michael Butler

Tallassee varsity boys basketball coach Cecil Hollinquest is not only coaching the high school squad, he is also coaching the ninth grade team.

Hollinquest added the ninth grade group this season and is excited to be at the helm himself.

"I believe in developing the player," he said. "In the past Tallassee has had a varsity and JV team. What about those freshmen that probably can help or develop their skills down the road? It gives them a chance to play."

Hollinquest said most of the larger schools in the state have added ninth grade teams.

"We're blessed to have a lot of guys that really like basketball."

Approximately 60 students turned out for tryouts and Hollinquest was able to place 41 on rosters.

The home opener for Tallassee is tonight (Tuesday) vs. Holtville, an area opponent. Games begin with the junior varsity at 4:30 p.m. at Stumberg Gymnasium.

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