The Ste. Gen boys junior varsity basketball team continues to roll. Friday, the Dragons shut out Jefferson in the first quarter, outscoring them 19-0 on the way to a 61-25 victory on the road. The Dragons are now 6-0 on the season.
“It was a good team win,” JV coach Jon Robinson commented. “Offensively, we shared the ball and found the open man. Defensively, these guys came out ready to play. It was a good team effort.”
The first quarter was a rout, as Blake Morganthaler knocked down eight points to help the Dragons to a 19-0 bulge in the first quarter. While the second quarter was evenly played, the Dragons absolutely destroyed the Jays in the third quarter, outscoring Jefferson, 27-8, to put the game away.
Klayton Squires says the team plays so well together because they’ve been doing it a long time. “The JV team has been playing together since third grade, so we all are very close, and we know what each other can do. We push each other at practice and at games to become the best we can be, and it shows out on the court. Everyone worked hard and together on defense tonight, and we held them to no points the first quarter, and our shots were falling as well.”
Another strong attribute to the team is that everyone contributes. Eight players scored for the Dragons, led by Thomas O’Brien with 12 points. Morganthaler added ten points, while Quentin Wittkopf, Carter Klump, and Squires both scored nine points. Kaden Buatte netted six points, and Kaden Flye tallied four. Collin Alford closed out the scoring with two points.
The JV team will take a break now, not returning to action again until Tuesday, January 7 at home against West County. Tip off will be at 6:00 p.m.