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Kimball basketball boys outlast Johnnies

The Cubs invited St. John’s Prep to town Monday, Jan. 13, and handed them a 76-69 loss. 

Cameron Hunt hit a free throw late in the game to achieve the 1,000-point milestone and finished with nine assists and five rebounds. 

Both teams struggled early from the field; Kimball 1/6 and St. John’s Prep 0/4. With 11:30 left in the half Kimball led 14-5. The lead grew to 10 at one point (25-15). St. John’s Prep made a run late in the half and went to the locker room tied at 33. Early in the second half, the lead changed hands a few times. Kimball stretched the lead to 12, 58-46, but SJP made a run and cut the lead to five (66-61) with 1:29 left. The Cubs made their FTs down the stretch to seal the win 76-69. The Cubs out-
W-Cameron-Hunt-1000-points-140113-cubs-bbb-vs-stjohns-041rebounded the Johnnies 30-24, and had fewer turnovers 11-15. In the second half, the Cubs were 13/14 from 2-point range. Overall Kimball was 25/32 from 2-point range, 4/21 from 3-point range, and 14/18 from the free-throw line. SJP was 18/32, 8/20 and 9/13. 

“St. John’s Prep has a very nice team and most of their players are underclassmen. They will be very good again next year,” Cubs’ coach Jay Klein said. 

Scoring: Mathias Hennen 4; Joey VonWahlde 22; Cameron Hunt 27 (9 assists, 5 rebounds); Nate Overland 3; Will Spaulding 3; Jarred Merchant 17.

 

Cameron Hunt scored his 1,000th career point in the final moments of the Cubs’ game against St. John’s Prep. Both freethrows at the end of the game were sunk effortlessly; the second one (and final point of the game) was his 1,000th point. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.