St. Charles Uses Pressure, 3-Pointers To Beat Kingsland
The St. Charles Saints connected on 12 3's en route to an 83-57 win over the Kingsland Knights at St. Charles High School Tuesday night on 103.1 KFIL.
The Knights jumped out to a quick 4-2 lead, but the Saints got some stellar play early from Nolan Boice, who connected on three first-half 3s, and Drew Leistikow, who was grabbing rebounds and had 12 first-half points, to take a quick 20-7 lead.
It was a big run and the Saints were able to capitalize on a couple of Kingsland miscues. The Knights started to make a comeback behind Zach Bubany, where they cut the lead to 27-16. The Saints were able to pull away late in the first half, where Kaden Vaughn hit a couple of 3s, and the Saints took a 45-25 lead into the break.
The Knights went on a 9-0 run to start the second half, led by Bubany, who finished with 15, and Wyatt Pruter, who finished with 17. After the short run, the Saints dialed up the pressure a bit, and got Sam Holtz in transition, with Leistikow, to push the Saints lead back up to 20. From there, the Saints controlled the play and ended with a 83-57 win.
Holtz finished with 15, Vaughn had 15 and surpassed the 1,000 point mark, Leistkow and Boice finished with 16 for St. Charles.
KFIL Subway Player of the Game (Kingsland) - Wyatt Pruter
KFIL Subway Player of the Game (St. Charles) - Drew Leistkow
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (St. Charles) - Kaden Vaughn