The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights defeated the Hope Academy Lions 100-46 Monday night in the Castle at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School.

The non-conference game featured use of a 35 second shot clock which will become mandatory for Minnesota high school boys and girls basketball next season.

The clock was never needed in the up and down the court affair.  The Knights enjoyed a 61-25 lead at halftime.

Hope Academy is a K-12 private school on Chicago Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.  The Lions came into the game with a 1-1 record and a win where they scored 99 points.

They pressured constantly but allowed people to get behind the defense for easy layups on a number of occassions.

Turnovers were the main reason Kenyon-Wanamingo was able to roll up their first half point total.  The Lions had 18 turnovers at the half with the Knights scoring 28 points off those turnovers including 4 transition three point baskets.

K-W had 10 turnovers themselves in the first half and finished the game with 18.  Hope Academy was not as adept at scoring off the Knights turnovers with 12 points total for the game.  The Lions did a better job of protecting the ball in the second half finishing the game with 23 turnovers resulting in 30 points for K-W.

The Lions brought players into the game like hockey shifts.

Kenyon-Wanamingo finished the game with 6 players in double figures while Hope Academy had one.

The Lions leading scorer for the season has been junior Brian Moss who averaged 21 points the first two games.  Moss was held to 10 points by the Knights.

K-W featured great balance.  Junior Colton Steberg had 17 points, senior Alex Lee 16 points, senior AJ Higgenbottom 12 points.

Those three each had double digits at the half to set the tone for the Knights and that's why they were chosen our Cashwise Foods and Pharmacy of Owatonna Deliverers of the game.

The others scoring double digits were junior CJ Stucci with 12 points, senior Jase Graves with 11 points and junior Zachary Mason 11 points.

Nearly everyone who played for K-W scored in the lopsided affair which did have running time in the second half.

The Knights were 8 of 13 from the free throw line with 11 three point baskets and the Lions were 4 of 14 from the charity stripe with 2 three pointers.

Kenyon-Wanamingo is 4-1 travels to United South Central Friday for a Gopher Conference game.

Hope Academy hosts Belle Plaine Thursday in Minneapolis.

End of Game at Kenyon-Wanamingo Castle. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
End of Game at Kenyon-Wanamingo Castle. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

Other Boys Basketball from Monday:

  • Schaeffer Academy 85  United Christian Academy 79
  • Rochester Lourdes 64  Chatfield 35
  • Mankato Loyola 77 Nicollet 45
  • St. Clair 69  Alden-Conger 53

Girls Basketball Monday results"

  • United Christian Academy 64 Schaeffer Academy 43
  • Burnsville 81  Apple Valley 35
  • Stewartville 95  Plainview-Elgin-Millville 35
  • Dover-Eyota 64  Wabasha-Kellogg 30

Boys Hockey Monday:

  • Mankato East/Loyola 5  Mound Westonka 0

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