Boys hoops now 9-8 on year
by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—Kaneland is finding that a tour through the Northern Illinois Big 12 might not be as filled with good fortune as the Knights would like.
A Friday night meeting with the visiting Morris Redskins in Maple Park had KHS fall in an overtime clash, 46-39.
On Tuesday, the Knights were felled on Big Timber Road as Hampshire used a gigantic third quarter to best Kaneland, 61-44.
Kaneland is now 9-8, and 3-2 in the NIB-12. The Knights have now lost four out of their last five.
Chaon Denlinger and Drew David were lead scorers for KHS with nine each.
Kaneland’s time at the foul line consisted of a 5-for-8 night, compared to a whopping 14-for-28 night for Morris.
The Knights led 11-4 after one quarter, and went cold with just two points in the second frame, trailing 16-13.
Morris still led 30-26 after three quarters, and saw Kaneland tie it up before regulation ended at 33 apiece. A 13-6 overtime period meant a mark in the “L” column for Kaneland.
Facing the Whip-purs, KHS was led by Trever Heinle’s 15 and Denlinger’s 12, which came on four threes.
Hampshire led 10-7 after one and 21-20 going into halftime.The Whip-purs went on a 24-8 run for the third quarter and led 45-28 going into the fourth.
Kaneland’s next challenge lies in the form of the NIB-12 West’s Ottawa Pirates along Route 23 on Saturday, Jan. 22.