(Carroll) An 18-4 third quarter run sparked the Kuemper Knights over the Atlantic Trojans 72-61 Friday night in a boys basketball game at Kuemper High School.
Cole Neary led the Knights with 20-points and Sam Brinks added 17. Ryan Hawkins led the Trojans with 20-points, Garrett Franken scored 18 and Joey Walker chipped in 14-points.
Kuemper jumped out to a 10-2 first quarter lead but Atlantic closed the gap to 23-20 after one quarter thanks to the hot hand of Freshman Garrett Franken who hit three-three’s in the first stanza. Ryan Hawkins three point bucket with 5:35 left in the second quarter tied the game at 26-26 and the Trojans trailed 38-36 at the half.
The Knights came out in the third quarter with an 18-4 run. Alex Gunnerson accounted for nine of those 18-points. But the Trojans battled back and put together 10-4 late quarter run to close the gap to 60-50. Both teams played even in the fourth quarter with Kuemper claiming the victory 72-61.
Atlantic hosts St. Albert (Saturday) tonight. Tip-off is set for 7:30. We will have the game on 95.7 FM. Pre-game starts at 7:20.
Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Allen Jenkins post game comments
January 3, 2013