Cavaliers wrap-up Intercity with wins over Evans

In their second game of the day and fifth game in six days, the Cavaliers played Evans at Bloomington Junior High.

In the first game of the afternoon, Kingsley held on against an Evans team that would not go away, moving to 14-5 on the season with their second 4-game winning streak of the year.

In the second game, the Cavs avenged one of their 4 losses on the year, defeating Evans and moving to 15-4 on the year.

Both teams have two games remaining before preparing for Regionals.

Against Parkside, KJHS goes 1-1

The Cavs headed to Bloomington Junior High for two games Saturday to wrap-up the Intercity Tournament.

In the first game of the morning, the 7th grade Cavs got out to a big lead over Parkside in the first half. The Pythons battled back but KJHS was able to hold on for the win.

In the second game of the morning, Kingsley battled the 2014-15 7th Grade State Champs in an exciting Intercity game. Down 5, Jacob Mote’s three-point attempt fell just short. The shot would have made it a 2-point game with 10 seconds to go. Parkside defeated the Cavs, handing them their fourth loss of the year.

Cavaliers leave Olympia with 2 more wins

After two tough Intercity games to start the week, Kinglsey headed to Stanford and played at Olympia.

The 7th grade team won the opener against and Olympia team that kept battling back.

In the second game, the 8th graders got out to an early lead and were able to build on it, holding on for their 14th win of the season.

Both teams have two games at Bloomington Saturday as they conclude the Intercity Tournament against Parkside and Evans.

Kingsley kicks off Intercity Tournament with losses to Bloomington

In their first game back in nearly a month, the Cavaliers did’t have enough to overcome tough Bloomington teams. The games marked the start of what will be a busy week for Kinglsey as they play five games in six days.

In the opener, the 7th graders fell short and moved to 10-5 on the season.

The 8th graders battle back from two significant deficits, tying it in the first half and getting within 5 points with less than a minute to play in the game, but ultimately fell short, dropping their record to 12-3.

Kinglsey wins 2 over Springfield Franklin

In their last game before a break for the holidays, the Cavaliers hosted Springfield Franklin. The 7th grade Cavs handled Franklin and earned their 10th victory of the season.

In the second game, the 8th graders got out to a slow start but bounced back in the second quarter and held on for their 12th win.

Both teams will return from break with a home game against Bloomington Junior High as the Intercity tournament kicks off January 11.

Cavaliers split at Evans

In their final “road” game of the first semester, the Cavaliers visited Evans Junior High in Bloomington and split against the Eagles.

The 7th graders got out to a comfortable lead before seeing it nearly slip away at the end. They held on for a victory while the 8th grade boys found themselves in too large of a hole after the first half. Despite their best efforts, they weren’t able to close the gap in the second half, earning just their second loss of the season.

Both teams host Springfield Franklin next week in their last game before break.

KJHS takes two against Champaign Jefferson

Champaign Jefferson visited Kingsley Tuesday and went home with a couple losses against the Cavaliers.

In the first game, the 7th grade Cavs proved to be too much for Jefferson, securing the victory and improving to 8-4.

The 8th grade game started close, with the Cavs up 10-7 after one quarter. Kingsley was able to extend their lead thanks to some stingy defense and execution on the offensive end. The Cavs walked away with a win, improving to 11-1 ahead of a game against Evans Thursday,

Cavaliers go 1-1 at Morton

Morton has always been one of the most difficult places to play for the Cavaliers. There have been a number of heated, high-energy games in their gym, and Monday was no different.

The 7th graders fell just short against Morton, dropping to 7-4 on the season.

The 8th graders started hot and were able to sustain their lead throughout the game, leaving Morton with their tenth win of the season against just one loss.

Both teams host Champaign Jefferson tomorrow.

Cavaliers win 2 at Shirk Center

Both the 7th and 8th grade teams played Homer at Shirk Center on Saturday, in what has become an annual tradition of playing games on the home court of the Illinois Wesleyan Titans.

In the first game, the 7th graders held on to move to 7-3 on the season ahead of big games this coming week against Morton, Champaign Jefferson and Evans.

In the second game, the 8th grade Cavs got out to a rough start, but had a big third quarter and held on to defeat Homer and improve to 9-1 on the season.