Kaneland rebounds from loss in Yorkville with win at Burlington
Photo: Matt Limbrunner (42) put up 10 points in the tough loss to Yorkville on Friday. Photo by Ben Draper
KANELAND—For now, the scales of the Kaneland-Burlington Central boys basketball rivalry tipped toward Kaneland.
KHS took care of the host Rockets on Saturday evening by a final of 65-46, serving as a nice contrast from the 56-51 loss to conference foe Yorkville on Friday evening.
The Knights now sit at 10-5 (3-1 Northern Illinois Big XII).
Facing the Rockets, the Knights were treated to 18 points from Marcel Neil, Drew David (15 points) and 12 from Matt Limbrunner.
Also helping the cause was a stellar 14-of-15 night from the foul line.
Despite being down 11-10 after one, Kaneland rallied to take a 30-25 lead at the halftime break.
KHS was ahead in the matter by a 44-34 margin before outgunning the Rockets 21-12 in the fourth quarter.
The Foxes sprinted out to a 25-7 lead after one quarter on Friday, but saw KHS compress the deficit to 37-28. Kaneland trailed 50-41 going into the final quarter.
The Knights were paced by 14 points from Tyler Heinle and 10 from Limbrunner and Thomas Williams.
In earlier action, the sophomores took care of their Yorkville rivals by a 43-41 score. The freshman “A” squad lost 39-28 to the Foxes, while the “B” team lost 45-29.
The Knights try to power their way through the season’s second half with a trip to Morris on Friday, Jan. 13.
The Knights have already taken two previous meetings with the Redskins, including two weeks ago at the Plano Christmas Classic.