NK 82 Lafayette 62
After scoring the game’s first 10 points, New Kent’s top-seeded Trojans shifted their offense into cruise control for the remainder of their Bay Rivers District Basketball Tournament quarterfinal with number eight Lafayette. The host Trojans put away the Rams with an 82-62 triumph in the Feb. 16 affair.
New Kent’s defense kept the Rams off the scoreboard until Zach Warring’s trey made it a 10-3 contest. From there, the visitors gradually worked their way back, closing to 25-17 after one period.
But the Trojans pulled away when play resumed. Adam Otey’s stick-back preceded Justin Williams’ steal and lay-in and Neko Burson’s basket in the paint off an Everett Christian assist to up the advantage to 31-17. Lafayette never lowered the deficit into single digits the rest of the way.
“I was worried about [Lafayette] more so than anybody else. They’re not a bad basketball team,” Trojan coach Ed Allen said. “I don’t know where 30 [Colton St. Cyr] came from. I’d never seen him before.”
St. Cyr ended with 14 points while teammate Jamel Bostic tossed in 16. But that could not compete with district player of the year Steven Allen, who finished with 22, and Williams, who added 21, to lead New Kent. Williams also dished out six assists.
Otey recorded a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Christian led the team in assists with nine and added six points.
Burson, meanwhile, pumped in 13 points and grabbed seven boards. Paul Kearney and Paul Robinson completed New Kent’s scoring with five and four points, respectively.