When the season began, one of the goals the Blue Knights set for themselves was to finish as the number one seed from the AAA South. Last night was “mission accomplished” as the KVHS rolled passed St. Malachy’s 99-64 to finishes 11-1 and first overall. Unfortunately the victory comes with a heavy price.
KVHS’s leading scorer and co-captain Liam McKee left the game in the 2nd quarter last night with a sprained ankle he suffered when he stepped on a defender’s foot. The Blue Knights were already short-handed with senior Cohen Fisher who has been sidelined the entire season with torn knee ligaments, and senior co-captain Adam Butler who is out indefinitely with a bone bruise. But as has been the case all season, it was “next man up” for the boys in blue & white, with all 13 players hitting the scoring column.
Liam McKee started the game just 29 points away from scoring 1000 for his career. From the opening minutes, it looked like Liam was going to get there in the first half as he posted 17 points in the first quarter. Unfortunately he got injured shortly after he scored his 19th point of the game, leaving him just 10 points (990) short of becoming the 21st member in that exclusive club.
Last night also marked the last regular season home game for the seven seniors who are part of the KVHS Class of 2023. Our graduating seniors are:
- Liam McKee
- Adam Butler
- Cohen Fisher
- Finley Trites
- Kaden Burns
- Alex McGrath
Leading scorers for KVHS in last nights game were:
- Liam McKee with 19 points
- Jack Way with 14 points
- Sam Goodfellow & Koichi Sahara with 10 points each
Leaders for St. Malachy’s were:
- Eli Roderick with 22 points
- Marcus Lyons with 15 points
KVHS will head to Sussex on Thursday for their opening game in the Dairy Town Classic where they will take on Halifax Grammar.
Following the DTC the Blue Knights will host an extremely competitive south-west regional tournament that will see the top 5 ranked AAA boy’s teams competing for only three spots in sectionals. Action kicks off February 10 at 6:00 pm.