The Northwest KMS 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball “A” Team traveled to Western for a battle of the unbeaten and came up short 40 – 50. Two key Northwest players, Douglas Putnam and Carter Fairley, sustained injuries that sidelined them for the rest of the game. The remaining eight players fought and clawed valiantly, but were unable to fill the void of not having their two injured teammates.
Western unleashed a ferocious full court press that the Mounties struggled to overcome. Coach’s Award recipients are Colin Norton, Drew Maples, Greg Marquedant, and Lincoln Keathley. Colin did a great job when needed at point guard. Drew Maples drained two three pointers and played improved defense. Greg Marquedant kept the game close with five fourth quarter points including a three pointer. – – – And Lincoln did what Lincoln always does. He DID HIS JOB in the post at both ends of the floor with an outstanding attitude, great sportsmanship, and (most importantly) a level head when things were not going well.