Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

November 20, 2013

Knights basketball competes in Super 8 Tournament


Nov. 20, 2013 —

In the Super 8 basketball tournament this weekend, the Kentucky Christian University Knight basketball team seemed to settle into their rhythm just a little more.

KCU faced the Bulldogs of Union College on Thursday and did not fare so well on the scoreboard, losing 105-72

On Saturday, the Knights took on University of Miami-Hamilton, and defeated the Harriers 87-84.

KCU was led in scoring by Caleb Ford on the weekend with 33 and Tyler Farley with 32. Dylan Genung had 28, Ace Puckett dropped 20, and Trevor Hunt scored 19.

A sore spot has been free throw shooting and the trend continued with the Knights only hitting .651 as a team over the two game stretch, while their opponents hit .714.

From three-point range, KCU shot .250. Puckett was strong on the boards, pulling down 21 (11 were offensive) rebounds, including a double-double in scoring and rebounding against Miami-Hamilton with 13 each. Trevor Hunt had 15 rebounds, while Caleb Ford pulled down 11. Genung had nine assists, and Hunt had eight over those games, while Caleb Ford had three blocks.

The Knights will return to action next at the Valley Forge (Christian College) Classic, in the Philadelphia, Pa. area. On Thursday they take on Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, on Friday they have Lincoln Christian University, and on Saturday they will play host Valley Forge Christian College. The Knights are now 1-5.

On the girls side of things, the Lady Knights side of the Super 8 Basketball Tournament is completed, and KCU was challenged on all fronts. They came out of the weekend having won only one of their three games. After falling to Asbury University on Thursday evening in a heart-breaker 87-78, they bounced back and played well against Grace Bible College and won 71-36. On Saturday, they fell to University of Cincinnati-Clermont 51-64. In the Cincinnati-Clermont game, KCU was out-rebounded 43-28, and they were out-shot .490 to .328.

Over the weekend, the Lady Knights were led in scoring by Tanya Bowens with 56. Sharonda Jones had 28 and Jana Glick dropped 27. Ashleigh Gyalog had 17 while Allie Slone scored 14, and Paige Warren dropped 11. Bowens led in rebounds, with 15, while Monica Stevens had 14, Jessica Marshall had 13 and Glick pulled down 12.

Bowens was credited with 14 assists while Katelyn Meyer had nine. Jana Glick was credited with three blocks.

Throughout the three games, KCU had 32 steals, while their opponents could grab only 19. The Lady Knights shot .630 from the line, while their opponents hit .714. While KCU outscored their opponents 200-187 down this stretch, the won only one of three games.

KCU hosted Indiana University-Southeast on Tuesday after press time. The Lady Knights are now 4-4 on the season.