Knights block Spartans, Royals
Photo: Drew David falls
back after making a shot
during a 23-8 third quarter at Saturday’s
65-33 win at Sycamore High School. The
freshman finished with four points.
Photo by John DiDonna
KANELAND—Going 5-for-7 in any sport has to be considered a good start.
After a loss nine days ago to Glenbard South, it seems like Kaneland boys hoops has every intention of extending the good start as long as possible.
The Knights put Hinckley-Big Rock down for the count on Tuesday, 59-44, and routed Sycamore on Friday along Spartan Trail by a final of 65-33.
Kaneland is now 2-0 in the first go-around of the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference, as well.
Against the visiting Royals, Daniel Helm scored a game-high 15, and Tyler Callaghan added 13.
KHS led 12-9 after one and 23-19 at the half. The Knights started to pull away in the third and worked on a 43-30 lead going into the fourth quarter, where they secured matters.
The sophomores pulled out a 52-21 win to improve to 7-0.
Against the host Spartans, the Knights were buoyed by Chaon Denlinger’s 20 points, which were highlighted by six three-pointers. Helm added 13 points and Trever Heinle added 10.
Kaneland turned a 13-3 first quarter lead into a 26-18 advantage going into the locker room at the half. The Knights opened the floodgates in the third and led 49-26 going into the fourth quarter.
The Knights go on to DeKalb for a meeting with the Barbs on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.