Sunday, January 1, 2017
BLOOMINGTON KENNEDY WENT UP AGAINST HILL-MURRAY IN A BOYS’ BASKETBALL GAME
On Dec. 17 Bloomington Kennedy and Hill-Murray squared off in a boys’ basketball game.
Hill-Murray pushed the ball down the floor and made layups in transition. Hill-Murray could get the ball into the hands of Lance Meniboon. Meniboon came up with mid-range jump shots and layups.
Kennedy looked to push the ball down the floor and looked to get the ball into the hands of Krystian Toliver. Toliver did a good job of making mid-range jump shots and layups.
Hill-Murray used a zone defense in the first half. They wanted to force Kennedy to take deep three-point shots. Kennedy’s offense started slow in the first half but they could find their shots late in the half.
Kennedy went to a trapping defense as they looked to put pressure on Hill-Murray and make them turn it over.
Kennedy called a timeout with 2:05 left in the first half. The score was Kennedy 41, Hill-Murray 27.
Hill-Murray started out strong but the defensive pressure that Kennedy applied late in the half made it difficult for Hill-Murray to make shots.
At halftime, the score was Bloomington Kennedy 45, Hill-Murray 27.
Kennedy kept looking to get the ball into the hands of Aune Markel and Toliver. Both of whom came up with layups and mid-range jump shots.
Hill-Murray struggled to shoot in the second half. Even though that they struggled they kept attempting shots.
Hill-Murray called a timeout with 11:16 left in regulation. The score was Kennedy 64, Hill-Murray 34.
Kennedy’s Joshua Bryant came up with layups and jump-shots in the second half. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot it. Bryant also did a good job of taking the ball hard to the basket and getting layups. On the defensive end, he could slow the guy down who he was guarding.
Kennedy called a timeout with 8:39 left in regulation. The score was Kennedy 68, Hill-Murray 38.
Kennedy kept on attacking the basket late in the game. They didn’t give up. Also, Hill-Murray attacked the basket even though they had a difficult time shooting.
Kennedy came away with the 83-62 victory over Hill-Murray.
The leading scorer for Hill-Murray was Runyon with 17 points.
The leading scorer for Kennedy was Bryant with 25 points.