By Jeremy McDonald
MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– Kennedy bounced back from their tough first defeat of the early season Wednesday evening when they hosted Knappa. Jumping out to a 27-4 first quarter lead and using that momentum to propel them to their fourth win of the season, defeating the Loggers 61-37 and getting back on track going into Friday’s road trip game at Alsea
“Last night motivated us, we wanted to come out here and beat Knappa…we wanted to prove ourselves,” Brett Boen said. “The shots were going down.”
Boen led the game with 20 points, Ethan Kleinschmit contributed another ten in the home victory. Kennedy led 39-13 at the halftime break and 45-27 going into the fourth quarter with the only thing slowing the Trojans down were pesty turnovers. Something that’ll improve upon as the season progresses and many of them finding their basketball legs coming from the football field.
“We need to work on our turnovers and just defense. We need to get more shots up, we’ve had like five practices so we just need to start shooting more. Hopefully our shots will start falling,” Boen said. “It was nice to hop right into basketball from football and start winning again.”
Knappa was led by Treven Moreland and Raymond Ramirez, each scoring ten points in the game with the Loggers heading to Willamina Friday.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald