Boys basketball runs it up on Clio


IMAGE / Emily Schanick

Senior Gavin Malenfant on the line shooting free throws.

The Hornets took Clio on at home, Tuesday Feb. 15.

With this being the second to last home game, all the seniors started. Starting for Kearsley was senior Derrick Phipps, senior Tyler Csintyan, sophomore Da’Kari Neely, senior Gavin Malenfant, and senior Terrence Bonner.

The game started with Csintyan scoring the first three points of the game on Kearsley’s first possession.

During the whole first half the Hornets stayed up.

Leading into the second half the hornets had a nice 13 point lead, the score being 30 to 17.

Then leading into the 4th and final quarter, the Hornets had a lead of 20 points with a score of 45 to 25.

A main play of the game was when Phipps ran up into the stands to save the ball from going out. He threw the ball back to Csintyan while in the air. To end the play Csintyan made a layup.

“Well it all starts with the team,” said Phipps, “we don’t want any turnovers that could possibly lose us the game in the end. I was just trying to keep the ball alive for my guys to make some plays.”

Leading in score was Csintyan with a total of 18 points.

With less than a minute left in the game, Malenfant went up for a layup and got fouled. He made both of his shots, scoring the last points of the game.

“I was worried about missing the shots because I would never hear the end of it, but I made them no sweat,” said Malenfant.

With that the Hornets walked away with another win, the score was 65 to 46.

The second highest scorer of the night was freshman Lucas Groulx with a total of 15 points.

“I think we all played great as a team, and it was fun to see the guys who normally don’t play get the chance to get on the court,” Groulx said.