Boys hoops puts clamp on Spartans, H-BR
Photo: Kaneland’s Dan Miller fights for control of the ball in the second period when Kaneland traveled to Sycamore on Saturday. Kaneland dominated, winning 70-42. Photo by John DiDonna
KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball is enjoying a three-game win streak dating back to last week—all three of the double-digit variety.
Coming into this week, the Knights held court with victories in Sycamore and Hinckley.
The Knights are now 5-3 on the season (2-0 Northern Illinois Big XII).
Expanding a tight halftime lead, the Knights went into overdrive against rival host Sycamore on Saturday.
In the 70-42 win over the Spartans, Kaneland welcomed 22 points from Marcel Neil, 14 from teammate Thomas Williams and 10 from Trever Heinle.
The Knights also launched six three-pointers, including three from Neil.
Sycamore produced no players in double figures.
The Knights’ 9-5 lead after the first frame increased to 26-20 at the halftime buzzer. Then, Kaneland turned it on in the third for a 51-31 lead after three quarters before adding a 19-spot in the fourth.
In sophomore action, Sycamore got past Kaneland 47-44 to drop the Knights to 4-2.
Along Route 30, the varsity Knights enjoyed a Tuesday win by getting off on the right foot, going up 14-2 after the first quarter, and holding a 31-17 advantage at the half.
Kaneland extended its sizable lead to 49-33 before the contest wound down.
The Knights were helped by Matt Limbrunner’s 13 and Thomas Williams’ 12.
The sophomore Knights also beat their H-BR counterparts, 61-26.
The varsity crew heads for a meeting against DeKalb on Friday, Dec. 16, in Maple Park.