Knights win revenge rematch with Raiders

Thanks to Werkenthin's marksmanship and team's aggressive play, Mac turns tables to tie Reagan for third place in District 25-5A

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Knights win revenge rematch with Raiders

As the Knight bench erupts after another of his 3-pointers, Sam Werkenthin trots back to play defense. Werkenthin scored 20 points and shot six of eight from downtown as Mac rolled to a key victory over Reagan that left the teams tied for third place.

As the Knight bench erupts after another of his 3-pointers, Sam Werkenthin trots back to play defense. Werkenthin scored 20 points and shot six of eight from downtown as Mac rolled to a key victory over Reagan that left the teams tied for third place.

Dave Winter

As the Knight bench erupts after another of his 3-pointers, Sam Werkenthin trots back to play defense. Werkenthin scored 20 points and shot six of eight from downtown as Mac rolled to a key victory over Reagan that left the teams tied for third place.

Dave Winter

Dave Winter

As the Knight bench erupts after another of his 3-pointers, Sam Werkenthin trots back to play defense. Werkenthin scored 20 points and shot six of eight from downtown as Mac rolled to a key victory over Reagan that left the teams tied for third place.

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Before a large and energetic crowd in the Don Caldwell Gymnasium on Friday night, the boys varsity basketball team ambushed the Reagan Raiders, avenging a Jan. 2 loss and then some with a 70-44 victory that left the teams tied for third place in District 25-5A.

Dave Winter
Rather than avoiding the tallest player on the court, Takai Satberry challenged him, leaping high to shoot over 6-8 center Josiyah Thorn.

Guard Sam Werkenthin was the player of the game, leading the team in scoring with 20, a total he arrived at by nailing six of eight 3-point attempts (plus a couple of made free throws). Every made 3-pointer felt like an explosion as the large crowd and the Knight bench rose to its feet to cheer loudly every time Werkenthin’s long-range shot touched nothing but net. The junior sharpshooter made three 3-pointers in the team’s 25-point first quarter and another in a 17-point second stanza as the Knights built an unassailable 18-point halftime margin.

While Werkenthin was dangerous from downtown, the Knights’ interior players were also effective. They did not shy away from the Raiders’ big man in the middle: 6-8 center Josiyah Thorn. Rather, the Knight players drove right at the big man on several possessions in the first half, creating open looks for teammates or drawing contact and resulting free throws.

The team also benefited from a great night on defense thanks in large part to the hustle and energy provided by defensive stalwarts Darius Lewis and Jeremiah Ashton.

The Knights extended their lead by six points in the second half for a 26-point margin of victory.

The Raiders routed the Knights by almost the exact same margin, 70-42, on Jan. 2, in a game where the Knights were short-handed.

McCallum’s next test is on the road at Travis on Tuesday. The Knights won the first round between the traditional rivals, 65-56, on Jan. 4.

Shout out to Emmett Sweeney for his continued help with the stats.

Boys varsity basketball thumps Reagan 1-25-2019 (DW)

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