The KVHS varsity boys finally got back on the hardwood after a rare nine day layoff. Despite showing a little rust the visiting Crusaders came away with the 90-73 win over a Saint John Greyhounds team.
As was expected the Crusaders were a little too anxious to start the game which resulted in some sloppy play on both offense and defense. Luckily for KVHS, the home team couldn’t convert some early opportunities in transition. Once the Crusaders were able to settle in on offense, however, they were set their full court defense to convert Saint John High turnovers into some easy baskets. The Crusaders won the first quarter 26-10.
In the 2nd quarter the Greyhound fond their rhythm on offense, taking it hard at the Crusaders second unit. The ‘Hounds also started finding success pounding the offensive glass for several easy put back lay ups. The home team won the 2nd quarter 25-23 to cut the KVHS led to 49-35 at the half.
The 2nd half was much the same as the first 20 minutes. The Crusaders starting unit were able to push the lead out to 71-48 by winning the 3rd quarter 22-13 but the ‘Hounds responded in the 4th quarter, tieing the Crusaders at 22 all over the final 10 minutes.
All 11 Crusaders who dressed for the game played at lease 12 minutes and hit the score sheet. The leaders for the Crusaders were:
- Cole Defazio with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals
- Adam Butler with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 9 steals
- Jack Way with 11 points
The leaders for Saint John were:
- Nate Jenson with 23 points
- Keynan Harvey with 19 points
The Crusaders improve to 2-0 in Southern Conference play and 5-3 overall.
The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday when they visit cross town rival Rothesay High School. Both teams are currently undefeated in league play. This will be the first meeting of the two teams on the young season. Game time is 7:15 pm at Rothesay High.