The Lady Kings beat JD girls Friday night 52-39, and Saturday 59-20 keeping the Lady Kings undefeated season alive (13-0 overall, 4-0 in conference play). Senior Eliah Anderson was the high scorer both nights for the Kings with 14 points Friday and 11 points Saturday. Anderson is one of two Lady Kings in the last four years to hit 1000 points in her high school career behind Jayley Taylor. The Lady Kings will be going to Anchorage this weekend to play in the Lady Lynx Prep shootout.
“It was a great honor. I feel blessed to have great teammates with me there every step of the way,” said Anderson.
The Kings (12-3, 1-1) earned a split with a 73-57 win over JD on Saturday. Friday’s game was hotly contested, as JD and Kayhi traded leads throughout the game. Kayhi led by one entering the fourth quarter, and closed out tied 60-60, resulting in four minutes of overtime. Senior Matthew Standley missed both of his free throws at the end of fourth quarter with seven seconds left. The Bears took control in overtime but the Kings had three chances to tie in the waning seconds, but could not force a second overtime. The Bears prevailed 66-63.
Captain Mo Bullock said the Kings’ defense was lacking on Friday, and that the missed free throws were important, but other aspects of the game needed work as well
“We were really lazy Friday night, and so Saturday we came out to play defense not offense,” said Bullock. “Free throws win games, but there were definitely other things we needed to work on. We had 16 turnovers, and if you have more than eight turnovers the chances of you winning is 20%.”
Senior Jason James led Kayhi both nights with 27 Friday and 34 Saturday. JD’s Guy Bean was the top scorer both nights as well, with 22 and 21, respectively.