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Basketball Kahoks blow out Sumner

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Collinsville, Ill. – In a game that was cancelled Tuesday morning and then back on a few hours later, Collinsville easily handled Sumner 80-19 Wednesday at Fletcher Gym.

Image by Roger Starkey

Image by Roger Starkey

Sumner, a St. Louis city school, originally cancelled the game following rioting and looting in nearby Ferguson, before being granted permission to play. After the 61-point defeat, the Bulldogs (0-2) may have preferred to have stayed home rather than travel across the Mississippi to play each team’s second game of the Marion Thanksgiving Tournament.

Collinsville (2-0) flew out to 31-9 lead after one quarter and had the game in hand with a 60-13 halftime lead. Although Collinsville scored only 20 second-half points, the Kahoks held the Bulldogs to six, including a single point in the third quarter.

After shooting only 31 percent in the season opening win, Collinsville hit for 60 percent from the field Wednesday, including 52.6 percent from 3-point range. Sumner shot 20 percent from the floor.

Senior Bret Langley led all scorers with 14 points, shooting a perfect 5-5 from the field, four of those from beyond the arc. Anfirnee Wilkinson, Nic Gonet and Sean Davis had three assists each to lead the team. Davis’ eight rebounds were a team high.

The Kahoks continue play in the Marion Thanksgiving Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Friday against Salem in Marion.

Collinsville line score: Gonet – 7 pts., 3 assts., Wilkinson – 11 pts., 3 assts., Langley – 14 pts., 2 assts., Wethers – 2 pts., 3 rbs., Rickman – 10 pts., 2 rbs., 2 assts., Davis – 13 pts., 8 rbs., 3 assts., Buehne – 2 pts., 4 rbs., 1 asst., Flora – 4 pts., 7 rbs., 1 asst., Lyons – 6 pts., 7 rbs., 3 stls., Young – 11 pts., 1 asst.

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