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Boys Basketball vs. Pleasanton

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Boys Basketball vs. Pleasanton

Senior Drew Hubbel drives into the lane for a lay-up.

Senior Drew Hubbel drives into the lane for a lay-up.

Senior Drew Hubbel drives into the lane for a lay-up.

Senior Drew Hubbel drives into the lane for a lay-up.

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On January 25th, the KCC Boys’ Varsity Basketball team took on Pleasanton in a regular season game. Capping off the school’s Homecoming week, the game was highly anticipated and was filled to the brim with energetic fans looking for a Panther win.

The game consisted of a very back-and-forth first half, with both teams competing strongly under the hoop for rebounds. The aggression between the teams, according to Senior Caleb Tywater, was exciting to play in.

“We came out very strong because we wanted to get a win on our Homecoming night,” Tywater said. “They came out very strong too, so we knew we would have to work hard to get a win.”

Near the end of the half, the Panthers began to string multiple well-done passes together to get to the inside of the lane for consistent layups. The Panthers ended up pulling further ahead with a 25-11 lead at halftime.

After the halftime, the Panthers seemed to be reignited by the energy that the Pep Club brought from the student section. Senior Drew Hubbel said that the support from his students helped push him to perform better.

“[The Pep Club’s] support was insane at the game,” Hubbel said. “It really encouraged me to push harder and dig deeper.”

With the opponent team beginning to wear down, the Panthers capitalized with quick cuts around the key, providing plenty of open shots to be knocked down. It also enabled for the Panthers to play exquisite defense to only allow 22 points in the second half, compared to the Panthers’ 33 points. In the end, the Panthers pulled off an impressive 53-22 victory, fueling the hype for the team and continuing their strides for greatness for the rest of the season.

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