Late game heroics seal Holton win; Bowers, Harrison reach legacy numbers
Photos by Sue Harrison
Holton 42 Kent City 38
Give the (Red) Devils their due.
With their 3rd win in a row and 5th in 6 games Holton ended the evening all alone atop the Silver after a dramatic win over the Eagles.
And they did it on the road in The Nest, one of the toughest venues for visitors in the area.
Coach Swanson: “This one was tight the whole game.”
Late in the fourth Hayden Carlson made his second consecutive 3 to give Kent City a 38-35 lead. Wyatt Monette responded with a three from the corner to tie the game up at 38. Aidan Poling would get a steal the next possession and draw a foul at the rim. He hit both free throws to give Holton a 40-38 lead. A couple scoreless possessions later as the clock wound down Wyatt Monette read a trap and found Austin Fowler for a lay up to ice the game 42-38.
“I'm just very impressed with the poise of this group,” added Coach Swanson. “ Kent City kept coming back all game long and our guys persevered through it all. They made the big plays when the big plays needed to be made.”
Poling finished with 19 points, Monette hit for 10, and Carter Brant dropped 7.
Hayden Carlson had a game high 20 points for the Eagles and Kyler Larson also reached double figures knocking down 11.
Kent City 79 Holton 9
The Eagles are an offensive juggernaut averaging 77 points a game
The Devs have struggled with getting the ball to fall scoring over 40 just once.
The combination led to a romp in the Nest as 4 Eagles reached double figures in a dominating performance Friday night that featured a pair of milestones.
Senior guards Kenzie Bowers and Jenna Harrison put a couple of exclamation points on the win as Bowers scored career point #1500 and Harrison joined her in quadruple figures reaching 1000.The two finished with 26 and 18 respectively as Kent City made it 5 in a row to start the season.
Bowers and Harrison look to add to their substantial totals Saturday when Kent City welcomes in the Tigers of Grant for a non-con matchup.
The Red Devils (1-4, 1-3) look to get back on the winning track Monday when they travel to Orchard View to take on the Cardinals (0-6) who are averaging 13 points a game.
That’s 64 less than the numbers produced each game by the team they faced Friday.