NK whips Lions
Unleashing their signature pressure defense, New Kent’s Trojans quickly forced Warhill’s visiting Lions into submission in a contest decided in the early going. In the end, New Kent owned a 93-41 basketball triumph capping the school’s Senior Night last Friday.
The Trojans vaulted to a 13-2 first quarter lead and did not allow a Lion field goal until the period’s 2:30 mark. Warhill managed a mild second quarter rally, reducing what had been a 19-point Trojan lead to a dozen at 37-25. But Trojan guards Kaleb Lamb and Justin Williams buried back-to-back treys to up the advantage to 43-25 and the hosts never looked back.
“We played real good pressure defense,” Trojan coach Ed Allen said after his team upped its record to 16-0 in Bay Rivers District play and 19-0 overall.
“We fouled a little too much, but when you’re scoring 80 or 90 points a game, you’re going to beat people,” he added.
Steven Allen’s 26 points and 13 apiece from Williams and Adam Otey led the Trojans. Lamb and Paul Kearney each scored nine while Chuck Evans tossed in six followed by Carter Gilland’s five, Anthony Snipes’ three, two apiece from Everett Christian, Zach Jacobs, E.J. Gray, and Matt Fultz, and Paul Robinson’s one.