2000 - 2001 KANELAND
Boys Basketball First Half
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Huntley 68 Kaneland 51
The Knights got off to a bad start only scoring 9 points to Huntley's 21. In
the second quarter they were able to keep up a little better scoring 12 points
to Huntley's 18. But they still had a 18 point defeset to overcome. In the
third quarter the knights out scored Huntley 12-10. As the Knights tried to
inch closer Huntley answered back with 19 points in the fourth quarter. The
knights were able to keep up in the forth with 18 points, but were not able to
overcome Huntley's 17 point lead.
High scores for the knights were Joe Montanez with 15 points, Rob Biertiz
with 10 points and Pat Albrecht with 8 points.
All in all Kaneland lost 51 to 68.
The Sophomores did much better against Huntley. The
defeated Huntley 41-26. Bringing their record to 1-0, and their conference
record to 0-0. High scorers were Shawn McKeown with 20 points, Scott Miller
with 6 points and Brent Harner with 5 points.
Kaneland 61 Yorkville 52
The Knights opened their Suburban Prarie Conference season on the road with
a 64-52 victory over the Yorkville Foxes. Bieritz led the Knights' attack with
19 points as he was one of four Kaneland players to score 10 or more points.
Pat Albrecht scored 11 points, and both Shawn Fuller, and Joe Montanez scored
The teams were tied at 13-13 after one quarter, and there were four more
ties before the Knights took a four point lead with 3:38 left in the first
half. The Knights led by 6 before settling for a 32-28 halftime lead. In the
third quarter the Foxes closed the lead. With 3:27 left in the third the score
was 37-35. The Knights regrouped to lead 47-37 after three quarters, and led 52
39 with 6:32 left in the game after Bieritz fourth three pointer of the game.
The Knights win the conference game 61-52.
The Sophomores came out a little slow with 8 points to
Yorkville's 12. The next three quarters would be dominated by the Knights.
Final score was 45-44. Bringing their conference record to 1-0. High scoreres
for the night were Kevin Probst with 15 points, Matt Durrenberger, and Scott
Miller both scored 8 points.
Kaneland 54 Ridgewood 47
The Knights opened up with a great start scoring 11 points to Ridgewood's 7.
The Knights dominated the enitre game outscoring Ridgewood every quarter of the
game. The Knights walk away with a 56-47 victory. Bringing their conference
record to 2-0.
Wayne Shaw led the Knights team with 15 points, Rob Biertiz scored 14
points. Rounding out the top three high scoreres was Joe Montanez with 11
The Sophomres had a great open out scoring Ridgewood
10-2. The second quarter Ridgewood would answer back ourscoring the Knights
11-6. The Knights were outscored in the third quarter also, 8-4. The Knights
rebounded in the fourth quarter scoring 12 points to Ridgewoods 5. Kevin Probst
led the pack scoring 15 points, Shawn McKeown scored 8 points and Brent Harner
Kaneland 60 Lemont 52
The Knights are off to one of the best starts they have had since 1995. Pat
Albrecht stepped up for the Knights as Shawn Fuller is out with an injury.
Albrecht delivered with a blocked shot late in the Knights' 60-53 Suburban
Prarie Conference victory over Lemont. Lemont took the lead 48-46, but was
outscored 14-5 from that point on. Kaneland allowed Lemont into the game in the
first and fourth quarters but finished out the game strong The Knigts took
advantage of their speed for much of the game, running the floor on Lemont.
Overall the Knights came out triumphant defeating Lemont 60-52.
Wayne Shaw led three Kaneland players in double figures with 16 points as
the Knights remain unbeaten in their conference. Scott Pitstick added 11
points, and Rob Bieritz had 10 for the Knights.
The Sophomores also defeated Lemont 47-29. The Knights
dominated the game outscoring Lemont in all 4 quarters. High scorers were Kevin
Probst with 12, Shawn McKeown with 10, and Brent Harner with 9.
Sycamore 72 Kaneland 42
The Knights suffered in the first quarter falling to sycamore 17-8. The
Knights hung onto Sycamore in the second and third quarters, but could never
overcome the 17-8 deficit from the first quarter. In the forth quarter the
knights were outscored 28-11 and lost to Sycamore 72-42.
Wayne Shaw led the Knights with 14 points, Pat Albrecht added 13 more, and
Rob Bieritz scroed 7 points. This game brings the nights record to 3-2, and
their conference record to 3-1.
The Sophomores also fell to Sycamore losing 52-43. The
Knights fell behind in the first quarter 7-12. The rallied in the second and
third quarter outscoring Sycamore 26-18. But Sycamore answered back in the
forth quarter dominating 22-10. Shawn McKeon led the Knights scoring with 22
points, Kevin Probst brought in 6 points, Josh Jordan and Brent Harner both
Westmont 70 Kaneland 57
The Knights were faced with two injuries Friday night. Shawn Fuller was
still injured, and Ryan Schrader out with knee surgery. The Knights got off to
a good start with a 14-14 tie after the first quarter. Kaneland led by 5
points. In the second quarter the Knights suffered, having two players injured
and Rob Bieritz in foul trouble, getting 3 fouls in the first 6 minutes 25
seconds of the game. The Knights were never able to come back from Westmonts
lead and lost 70-57.
Wayne Shaw stepped up with 18 points, Joe Montanez added 13, and Rob Bieritz
scored 11 points for the Knights. Their conference record is now at 3-2.
The Sophomores came out tirumphant against Westmont
defeating them 48-37. The Knights fell in the first quarter 4-7, but outscored
Westmont the rest of the game. Kevin Probst led the Knights with 10 points,
Josh Jordan and Brent Harner both added 8, Shawn McKeown and Danny Deking both
added 7. The Knights conference record now 4-1.
Riverside Brookfield 66 Kaneland 53
Kaneland got off to a rocky start scoring only half as many points as their
opponent 22-11. The Knights rallied back 19-9 in the second quarter. In the
third quarter the Knights fell yet again being outscored 18-7. They hung in
with Riverside Brookfield in the fourth quarter 16-17, but could not come over
the deficit they had gotten themselves into.
Joe Montanez led the Knights in scoring with 15 points, right behind him was
Wayne Shaw with 13, and Scott Pitstick added 11 points. The Knights Conference
record now 3-3.
The Sophomores defeated Riverside Brookfield 46-36.
The Knights outscored Riverside Brookfield in all four quarters. Kevin Probst
boosted the Knights with 17 points, Brent Harner added 11, and Shawn McKeown
added 7 more. The Knights conference record now 5-1.
Sophomore Somonauk Christmas
Kaneland 53 Plano 31
The Knights stommped all over Plano. They outscored
Plano in every quarter of the game. Leading scoreers for the Knights were Shawn
McKeown with 15 points, Both Danny DeKing, and Kevin Probst added 8 more
points. The Knights advance to the next round.
Kaneland 58 Somonauk 31
The Knights dominated Somonauk. They outscored
Somonauk every quarter of the game. Leading scoreers for the Knights were Josh
Jordan with 11 points, Scott Miller with 9 points, and both Kevin Probst, and
Eric Snyder added 8 to the Knights score.
Kaneland 52 Newark 44
The Knights win again. Newark didn't stand a chance
against our fierce Knights. The Knights came out with a slow start being
outscored 15-5. The Knights stepped up in the second quarter out scoring Newark
13-11. They would outscore Newark the remainder of the game to win 52-44.
Leading scorers were Kevin Probst with 19 points, Eric Snyder with 9 points,
and Shawn McKeown with 8 points. The Knights advance to the
Mendota 52 Kaneland 44
The Championship game. The Knights start off a little
slow falling to Mendota 12-9. The Knights rebound in the second quarter. In the
third quarter the nights wer outscored again 14-10. The Knights could not
recover after that and fell to Mendota 52-44. Leading scorers for the knights
were Eric Snyder with 11, Kevin Probst with 9, and Brent Harner with 7.
38th Plano Christmas
Kaneland 69 Earlville 51
The Kaneland Knights started out slow due to shortened warm ups but sparked
by Scott Pitstick, who hit three baseline threes in first quarter the
Knights romped to a 69-51 victory over Earlville in the first game of the Plano
Christmas tournament. The Knights advance to Thursday afternoons next round
game vs either Aurora Christian.
Earlville packed into a 2-3 zone for most of the game and the outside
shooting of the Knights eventually opened up the middle for the Kaneland
offense. The Knights displayed good well balanced scoring with 10 players
scoring in the victory. Scott Pitstick led all scorers with 17, including 5
three pointers. Pitstick could have had 20 in this one, but didn't play much of
the 4th quarter due to the rout.
Wayne Shaw scored on a beautiful feed from Schrader that gave Kaneland its
first lead at 12-10. Kaneland led 15-10 after one quarter and never looked
After that the Red Raiders defense had to step out to try and stop the
Knights outside shooters and the Kaneland big men took over inside.
Matt Clement scored 12 points with Pat Albrechts 6 and Joe Heyob 7 to
dominate inside. Shaw and Robbie Biertz continually took their men off the
dribble to set up the inside scorers. Kaneland cruised to a 33-17 half-time
This was a good team victory from Kaneland who played good defense and hit
their open shots. But Thursdays matchup with Aurora Christian will be much more
Kaneland 54 Aurora Christian
The Kaneland Knights kept grinding away on the defence end against Aurora
Christian, and their efforts were successful as the fourth-seeded Knights
knocked of the Eagles. The Knights advance to the semifinals to take on
top-seeded Bureau Valley.
Kaneland dominated the Eagles for most of the game. The Knights opened
strong outscoring the Eagles 12-5. Kaneland successfully shut down the Eagles
inside game. The Eagles tried to bounce back in the second quarter scoring 16
points to Kaneland's out scoring14. In the third and fourth quarters Kaneland
showed the Eagles who was boss, out scoring them 28-23. Final score was 54-44.
Wayne Shaw led the Knights charge on the offensive end with 21 points,
including 9 straight points for Kaneland midway through the game.
"It's a different person every game," Shaw said. Coach tells us to
take what we can get if we can create, then we create. But most of the time we
just work for a good shot.
Rob Bieritz chipped in 11 points for Kaneland. Bieritz not only had the
tough task of guarding Jeremy Henderson, but also hit two key three-pointers,
one which put the Knights up 37-30 late in the third quarter.
Scott Pitstick also added 7 points for the Knights. Followed closely by Ben
Flanders with 6 points, and Shawn Fuller with 5 points.
Bureau Valley 66 Kaneland 38
The Knights were trampled by the Bureau Valley Storm. The Knights struggled
against the Storm's press. Bureau Valley pushed out to a 17-7 lead after one
quarter. Pat Albrecht's jumper with a little more than five minutes left in the
first half ended a five-minute scoring drought for the Knights as they trailed
The Storms lead only grew from there. Soon they would lead by 20 points. The
Knights tried to play catch up in the second half, but could not overcome the
22 point lead that the Storm had gotten in the first half. Final score 66-38.
Both Robbie Bieritz and Wayne Shaw pulled in 8 points for the Knights. Ryan
Scrader and Shawn Fuller both added four more.
Kaneland 60 Plano 49
Kaneland came out with a start that scared everyone. It looked as if the
Knights were still thinking about Friday nights game that they lost. The nights
trailed 15-4. Kaneland turned on their engines getting back in the game and
pulling away in the forth quarter to win 60-49 to take third place in the
Pat Albracht and Joe Heyob were intregral parts of the game as they came off
the bench to chip in 12 and 10 points, respectively. Albrecht hit two jumpers
toward the end of the first quarter to keep Kaneland within reach at 19-13.
Then, Rob Bieritz got in the act by scoring Kanelands first nine points of
the second quarter. His three-pointer gave the Knights their first lead at
22-21. Bieritz was on his way to a 19-point outgoing.
First Half Summary
The First half of season saw a lot of up and downs for the Knights as they
played a little better than .500 ball at 6-5 and 3-3 in the conference.
However, there were many signs during the Plano Tournament that indicated the
Knights are going to play a higher level of basketball the second half.
In the first half the Knights had 3 players averaging over 10 points a game.
Wayne Shaw rang up 12.1 points a game, Joe Montanez is right behind with 11.8
and Rob Bieritz is at 11 points a game. Pat Albrecht scored 8 a game.
Shawn Fuller is the Knights leading rebounder with 6.5 boards a game.
Bieritz has 4 and Albrecht 3 a game. Bieritz also leads in steals with 11 and
assists with 19.
Other stats of interest is Matt Nelson is 6-for-6 from the line and Bieritz
is shooting a whooping 53% on 3-pointers. Bieritz leads the team in shooting
percentage with 54.8. Bieritz also leads the team in turnovers and fouls.
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