With five players, including four starters, missing for KVHS due to health protocols, it was time for the young guys to show they are ready and able. And they didn’t disappoint as they led KVHS to a 98-56 victory over the visiting Simonds Seabees.
Despite missing their top three scorers, KVHS was still able to score 98 points. All nine players who dressed for the game scored at least two points including the three JV players called up for this game.
Simonds was also shorthand for this game, with only six varsity players available.
KVHS jumped out to a 24-14 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back, winning each quarter. KVHS shot 45% from the floor (43 for 93) including 11 3-pointers. Simonds answered with 8 3-pointers of their own.
KVHS was led by:
- Jack Way with 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals
- Alex McGrath with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
- James MacDougall with 12 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks.
Leaders for Simonds were:
- Isaiah Slawter with 16 points
- Dylan Rogers with 13 points
KVHS improves to 4-1 in league play and 12-7 overall.
KVHS Player of the Game
Filling in at the starting point guard position, Jack Way had big shoes to fill. But for those that have seen Jack play know all too well it takes a lot to rattle him. Not only was Jack able to shoulder the scoring load in the first half but made sure everyone else got good looks as well.
KVHS will complete their regular season schedule with a road trip to Sussex to take on the Sonics at 7:15 pm on Wednesday February 16. The winner of this game will secure 2nd place in the southern conference and therefore will host a conference semi-final game on Saturday against the loser. This will be the first meeting of the season for the two long-time Kings County rivals.