Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local Sports

March 1, 2012

Key’s slams lead surge

Kings overcome slow start, outlast Knights to advance

NORTH MANCHESTER — NORTH MANCHESTER — After a sluggish first half in which the Cass Kings spotted Southwood a 10-point halftime advantage, Keegen Key opened the second half with a thunderous alley-oop dunk, and it was game on from there.

The Kings put together a solid second half of play to thwart the Knights’ upset bid in a 56-55 win in the first round of the Class 2A Manchester Sectional.

After shooting just 7 of 27 in the first half and committing 11 turnovers, the Kings turned around and shot 14 of 26 and had just six turnovers in the second half of play.

“We challenged a couple of the players at halftime to see if they wanted their season to end the way the first half was,” Cass coach Jon Kitchel said. “They emphatically said, no, they didn’t want to, and one of them was Keegen. Being a senior, I said, is this the way you wanted it to end? And the way he played in the second half, he didn’t want it to end yet.”

Key, who had a game-high 27 points and 12 rebounds in the win, said it was the Kings’ defensive mindset in the second half that turned the game around. Cass held Southwood to 10 of 33 shooting and forced nine turnovers in the second half, and the Knights shot just six free throws in the second half after getting to the line 16 times in the first.

“We played really sluggish and slow defense in the first half,” Key said. “The second half we switched defenses, came out and stepped up. We caused some good turnovers which won us the game.”

An alley-oop pass from Austin Foreman to Key for a one-handed slam in transition brought Cass to within 38-35 with 40 seconds left in the third quarter and really got the Kings fans into it. Key’s three-point play near the end of the quarter tied the game at 38-all, completely erasing Cass’ 28-18 halftime deficit.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logan AD Fisher to retire Logansport athletic director Greg Fisher’s retirement request was approved by the Logansport Community School Corporation school board Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, April 15 Monday's inclement weather meant led to postponements of scheduled sporting events.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Monday, April 14 Whitney Jennings and Jerry Hoover teamed up one more time and had a familiar result: a lopsided victory.

    April 14, 2014

  • SPT-PT041314 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball has strong showing at Joe Heath Classic Logansport's baseball team had dominating wins over Lafayette Jeff and Harrison to open Joe Heath Classic play and had a seventh-inning rally fall just short in a loss to McCutcheon. The Berries had to settle for a 2-1 showing at the Classic and they

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pioneer, Winamac split baseball doubleheader Pioneer and Winamac split a doubleheader Saturday in Midwest Conference baseball action in Royal Center. The Panthers won game one 6-1 before the Warriors salvaged the split with a 6-0 victory. Deven Smith got the complete-game win for the Panthers (

    April 13, 2014

  • Lombardi inducted into softball hall of fame What started as a hobby turned into a 45-year affiliation. Lombardi inducted into softball hall of fame By Rick Conrad For the Pharos-Tribune

    April 13, 2014

  • DEALING Berries blast Bronchos 16-0 at Classic

    A year ago Logansport’s baseball team had a tough-luck loss to Lafayette Jeff in sectional play. The Berries had to watch from the sidelines as the Bronchos made a run to the semistate championship game.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Poll

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.