Northeast Vernon County celebrated their annual Homecoming on Friday, Jan 20, featuring two basketball games with the coronation following.
The Lady Knights won their game 64-29 and the boys lost 56-83. They played the Calhoun Eagles.
Varsity Basketball Coach Joel McDuffey said, “As a coach you look for your teams to grow in their skill set but more importantly in the culture you are building. I could not be more pleased with the way both groups are taking to the culture we have been working to create. Their willingness to buy in has made them better teammates and young adults.”
“Every team has their ups and downs through the season. We have found some inspiration and are headed in the right direction at a good time in the season. This game has shown they are willing to fight and have taken the challenge to improve their skills. I love coaching these athletes and look forward to their continued improvement as players and people.”
IN THE WIN COLUMN – The Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights victory over the Calhoun Lady Eagles was a group effort with their 64 points made by: Andrea Halcomb – 22, Makinsey Conner – 15, Kelly Dade – 12, Kiley Gerster – 8, Brittney Trueblood – 4, Kiersten Diamond – 2 and Mary Thoreson 1. The Lady Eagles scored a total of 29 points from three players.
BOYS LOSE BY 27 – The Northeast Vernon County Knights lost their Homecoming starter on Friday, Jan. 20, when the boys lfell to the Eagles of Calhoun 56-83.
Making points for the Knights were: Jaxon Prough – 19, James Rickey – 9, Hayden Harp – 7, Ezra Huddleston – 6,Corbin Goodwin – 6, Derek Kieth – 5, Colby Dighero – 3 and Quinton Hays – 2.