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8th Gr. Boys’ Basketball Teams sweep Western

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The KMS 8th Grade Black Basketball Team came out on top 58 – 42 at home against Western.  After falling behind 15 – 2 in the first quarter, the Mounties slowly and methodically began to claw their way back into the game and trailed by only one point 36 – 37 by the end of the third quarter.  Thanks to a stifling man to man press, KMS exploded for 22 fourth quarter points while holding to Western to just 5 to put the game away.  Coach’s Awards go to Caleb Beyer, Peyton Garner, Nolen Ulch, Javier Campbell, and Landon Rambadt.  Caleb nailed a huge outside shot in the third quarter when the game was close.  Peyton, Nolen, and Javier played a huge role in the win, especially in the explosive fourth quarter.  Landon was arguably the MVP of the game.  He scored 9 second half points and played TENACIOUS defense the entire game.

The KMS 8th Grade Red Basketball Team won at home against Western 41 – 40 in overtime.  After digging a hole in the first half to trail 16 – 25 by halftime, the Mounties asserted themselves at the defensive end, holding Western to just 11 total points in the third and fourth quarters to send the game into overtime.  In overtime, trailing 38 – 40 with less than 20 seconds remaining, Joey Young nailed three-pointer for the game-winning basket.  Coach’s Award winners are Young, Ian Weller, and Nolen Novak.  Ian played the best game of his KMS career to date, playing great interior defense, scoring 10 second half points, and making both free throw attempts late in the game to help send the game into overtime.  Nolen scored 8 second half points and shut down Western’s best player down the stretch, defending him with four fouls.

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