The home town KVHS Blue Knights recovered from a terrible scoring drought in the first half to coast to a 80-50 victory over the visiting Saint John High Greyhounds.
KVHS jumped out quickly to start the game 11-4, but then went completely ice cold allowing the Hounds to go on a 26-4 run and to take a 30-15 lead. The Blue Knights finally righted the ship in the closing minutes of the half with a 12-4 run of their own to retake the lead 37-34 heading to the locker room. A lead they would not surrender.
Coming out of the locker room the host team showed a much greater level of intensity on defense which led to easy transition baskets. KVHS won the 3rd quarter 24-6, and the 4th quarter 19-10 to finish with the 30 point victory, 80-50.
Leaders for KVHS were:
- Liam McKee with 25 points
- Jack Way with 19 points
- Drew Martin with 11 points
Leaders for SJHS were:
- Felix Turner with 19 points
- Stephen Gogan with 10 points
- Nate Jensen with 8 points
KVHS improves to 5-0 in league play, 10-3 overall.
KVHS Player of the Game
James MacDougall, for the second game this week, was a dominate force on defense, pulling down rebounds in traffic and anchoring the KVHS half-court defense.
KVHS will rest and recover this weekend after completing a grueling stretch that saw them play seven games in 10 days, going 6-1 in the process. Next week KVHS hosts Harbour View on Tuesday December 13 to complete a three game home stand, then head to Fredericton for the annual Rick Cotter Classic. KVHS kicks off the tournament on Thursday December 15 when they face FHS Black Kats at 8:00 pm.