2000 - 2001
Boys Basketball Second Half
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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
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
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the half of the season
Kaneland went over the .500 mark in the Suburban Prairie White
Conference with a 61-33 pounding of Elmwood Park to kick of the second half of
The Knights (7-5, 4-3 in the conference) cruised to the win as the
Tigers went a horrendous 12-for-45 (26 percent) form the field for the game and
missed 12 of their first 13 shots to start the third quarter. Coincidently,
that's when the Knights blew the game wide open.
The Knights led 31-18 at halftime before going on a 15-0 run to
start the third period. Elmwood Park (3-10, 0-7 in SPC) didn't score its first
basket of the second half until there was 1:40 to go in the quarter.
"I couldn't draw it out much better than that," said coach Ken
Neahring. "I was real pleased. I thought we executed pretty well on offense. I
was real pleased defensively and on the boards."
Nine players scored for the Knights, who were paced by Pat
Albrecht's 14 points. Wayne Shaw and Shawn Fuller pitched in with 11 points
each. Fuller also added nine rebounds.
The Sophomores improved their impressive
record to 11-3 and 6-1 in the SPC by beating the Tigers easily 53-27. The
Tigers were just no match for the Knights. Shawn McKeown lead Kaneland with 16
points and Brent Harner added 10 more. Josh Jordan rang up 7 points and 7 other
players scored between 4 and 2 points each.
Evergreen Park 43
Kaneland defeated Evergreen Park by five points. It was a close
game the hole way through. Kaneland started out strong out scoring Evergreen
Park 14-8. In the second quarter Evergreen Park rallied back scoring 18 to
Kanelands 15. The third quarter was a tight one with Evergreen Park outscoring
Kaneland by one 9-8. In the fourth quarter the Knights hung on strong coming up
with 11 to Evergreen Park's 8. The Knights came out triumphant. Their
conference record is now 8-5.
High scorers for the Knights were Pat Albrecht with 18, Rob
Bieritz with 11, and Wayne Shaw with 8. The Knights keep improving every
The Sophomores fell to Everygreen Park
losing 41-33. This game brings the Knights conference record to 6-2. High
scorers were Shawn McKeown and Eric Snyder with 8 points each and Brent Harner
brought in 7.
Kaneland improved their conference record to 9-5 when they beat
Ridgewood 46-35. Kaneland was looking sharp tonight out-scoring Ridgewood by
almost double 13-7. Ridgewood faught back in the second quarter, trying to
overcome their six point defesit, by outscoring Kaneland 8-5. In the third
quarter Ridgewood outscored Kaneland again 12-9. In the fourth quarter the
Knights were incrediable. They came out with the bug guns. They outscored
Ridgewood 19-6. The Knights improved their record and looked good doing it.
Final score 46-35.
High scorers for the Knights were Scott Pitstick with a whoping 16
points. He had 1 3-pointer, and was 7-9 from the line. Next up was Shaun Fuller
who added 13 more points to the Knights score, and Pat Albrecht added an
additional 9 points for the Knights.
The Sophomores also defeated Ridgewood
38-31. This win brings their conference record to 7-2. First quarter they
outscored Ridgewood 8-6. Second quarter they were outscored by Ridgewood 13-7.
Third quarter they rallied back racking up 14 points to Ridgewoods 6 points.
Fourth quarter the Knights stayed ahead outscoring 9-6. High scorers were Shawn
McKeown isth 11 points, Kevin Probst and Brent Harner both added 7 more.
Burlington Central 53
The Knights defeated the Rockets on Tuesday. This game for the
first time in a long time was a non-conference game. Though it was not a
conference game it was still filled with the sme drama and emotion. The Knights
came out strong at the beginning outscoring the Rockets 15-9. The second
quarter Kaneland outscored their opponent again 13-11. At the half the Knights
leaded 27-20. In the Second half the Knights outscored Burlington 35-33. A
tight game in parts left the Knights feeling good with their 63-53 win over
Scott Pitstick's three-pointer with 2 minutes, 14 seconds left in
the game put the Knights ahead 56-53. pitstick and Pat Albrecht each scored 14
points for the victors, and Rob Bieritz and Wayne Shaw each added 11 points.
Final score Knights 63 Rockets 53.
The Sophomores also defeated Burlington
Centeral 57-42. First quarter they were outscored by Burlington Central 14-15.
Second quarter they outscored Burlington 14-10. Third quarter they racked up10
points to Burlingtons 6 points. Fourth quarter the Knights stayed ahead
outscoring 19-11. High scorers were Kevin Probst with 16 points, Eric Snyder
with 15 poitns, and Brent Harner with 10 points.both added 7 more.
The Knights defeated the Indians on Friday. The Knights came out
at the beginning winning by 5 points the score 18-13. The second quarter
Kaneland showed the Indians who was boss with a 15-6 score. At the half the
Knights were feeling good. In the third quarter the Knights outscored Marengo
again 15-12. The Knights lost a little heat in the fourth, they were finally
beaten 25-23, but still took the victory!.
Pat Albrecht sunk in a whopping 16 points. Along his side was Ryan
Schrader with a total of 13 points. Shawn Fuller also helped a lot with 11
points! Wish the Knights luck in thier next game against Yorkville.
The Sophomores also defeated Marengo 63-54.
First quarter they were outscored barely 14-12. Second quarter they outscored
The Indians 18-14. Third quarter they racked up17 points to Marengo's 6 points.
Fourth quarter the Knights lagged behind being outscored 20-16. High scorers
were Shawn McKeown with 17 points, Scott Miller with 13 points, and Eric Snyder
with 12 points.
The Knights were defeated by the Foxes on Tuesday. The Knights
came out at the beginning barely outscoring the Knights 22-20. The second
quarter Kaneland was outscored by far with Foxes 27-16. At the half the Knights
were down 13-11. In the Second half the Knights outscored Yorkville 13-11. The
Knights left a little dissapointed with their total 68-78 loss to
Rob Biertiz was on fire and scored a total of 19 points! Runner up
for the high scores was Pat Albrecht with 12 points. All the Kinghts needed
were a few more points and they could have won the game. Wish the Knights luck
in thier next game against Westmont!!
The Sophomores were defeated byYorkville
52-43. First quarter they were outscored by the Foxes 14-8. Second quarter they
outscored Yorkville 17-9. Third quarter they scored 8 points, being beaten by
the Foxes with 11 points. Fourth quarter the Knight stayed ahead outscoring
10-9. High scorers were Kevin Probst with 12 points, Eric Snyder with 11
poitns, and Shawn McKeown with 8 points.
The Knights were defeated by the Sentinels on Friday. The Knights
came out at the feeling good but lost the quarter 19-7. The second quarter
Kaneland was outscored by far with Foxes 25-16. The third quarter both teams
tied with 19-19. In the fourth the Knights outscored the Sentinels 27-20. The
Knights left a little dissapointed with their total 83-69 loss to Westmont.
Rob Biertiz was on fire once again and scored a total of 19
points! Runner up for the high scores was Ryan Schrader with 12 points. And
adding 10 points to the score, Matt Clement. Pray for Knights in thier next
game against Lemont.
The Sophomores were defeated by Westmont
44-33. First quarter they were outscored by the Sentinels 4-10. Second quarter
they outscored the Sentinels 8-9. Third quarter they scored 10 points, beating
Westmont with 5 points. Fourth quarter the Knight were outscored 20-11. High
scorers for the game were Shawn McKeown with 13 points, and Kevin Probst with
The Knights were defeated by the Engines on Tuesday. The Knights
came out in the 1st racked up some points, then lost the quarter 15-11. The
second quarter Kaneland outscored Lemont by one point 12-11. In the third
quarter the Engines outscored the Knights again 10-6. In the fourth, the
Knights were outscored for the last time, again by one point, leaving it 19-18.
Final score 55-47. The Knights left thinking about the close game. Better luck
Rob Biertiz again and scored the high mark at a total of 16
points. Runner up for the high scores was Ryan Schrader with 13 points. And
adding 10 more points to the score, Wayne Shaw.
The Knights were defeated by Sycamore on Friday, but a VERY close
game! In the 1st, Kaneland scored 8 points, but not enough to beat Sycamores 10
points. The second quarter was just the same Kaneland 10 Sycamore 15. The
second Half Kaneland started to turn it up a little and outscored
Sycamore12-10. In the fourth all the Guys pushed for the last point to beat
Sycamore, but couldn't catch up in time. Final score, and a close game, 50-49
Rob Biertiz again had the high score at a total of 11 points.
Runner up for the high scores was Matt Clement with 10 points. And adding 9
more points to the score, Ryan Schrader.
The Sophomores defeated Sycamore on Friday
45-25. First quarter they outscored the Sycamore 9-4. Second quarter they
outscored Sycamore 16-4. Third quarter they where finally overtaken, and were
defeated. Score: Sycamore 11 Kaneland: 30. Fourth quarter the Knights outscored
Sycamore by 9 points 15-6. High scorers for the game were Eric Snyder with 11
points, and Nik Augusten with 9 points.
Elmwood Park 68
The Knights were defeated Elmwood park, but it was a close game!
In the first, Kaneland scored 11 points Elmwood Park 10. In the second quarter
Elmwood Park outscored Kaneland 18-11. The third quarter, Kaneland was
outscored again to Elmwood Park 19-11. In the fourth they started to catch up,
but Kaneland's score of 57 wasn't good enough for Elmwood Park's 68.
High scores for this game: Pat Albrecht with 12 points, Rob
Biertiz with total of 12 points, And Ryan Schrader, adding 9 more points to the
The Sophomores defeated Elmwood park 55-45.
First quarter they outscored Elmwood park 13-8. Second quarter they outscored
the Elmwood park 12-11. Third quarter they, again, outscored Elmwood park
15-10. Fourth quarter the Knights outscored Elmwood Parkfor the last time
17-16. Highs for the game were Kevin Probst with 20 points, and Eric Snyder
with 13 points.
First quarter, Morris came out strong and
scored 16 points defeating Kaneland. Second quarter The Redskins outscored the
Knights 12-6. Third quarter the Knights 10 points was close, but not close
enough to Morris' 15 points. Fourth quarter the Knights outscored the Redskins
for the first time 10-9. Highs for the game were Eric Snyder with 17 points,
and Kevin Probst with 13 points.
First quarter Westmont outscored Kaneland
10-8. Second quarter Westmont outscored the Knights again 15-12. Third quarter
the Knights made a comeback and outscored Westmont 17-11. Fourth quarter the
Knights defeated Westmont and took the game 12-8. Highs for the game were Kevin
Probst with 21, and Eric Snyder with 15 points.
Evergreen Park 69
First quarter Evergreen Park outscored
Kaneland 24-14. Second quarter was a tie 13-13. Third quarter Evergreen Park
outscored the Knights 13-11. Fourth quarter, the Knights were defeated by
Evergreen Park 19-16. Highs for the game were Eric Snyder with 17 points, and
Kevin Probst with 15 points.
First quarter Oswego outscored Kaneland
10-4. Second quarter Oswego again outscored Kaneland 14-6. Third quarter The
Knights beat Oswego 11-10. Fourth quarter, the Knights were defeated in a close
quatrer 8-7. Highs for the game were Brent Harner with 10 points, and Eric
Snyder with 7 points.
The Knights defeated Riverside-Brookfield on Tuesday. In the
first, Kaneland scored 17 points, Riverside-Brookfield scored 13 points. In the
second quarter The Bulldogs just barely outscored Kaneland 13-12. Kaneland
outscored Riverside-Brookfield by just one point, in the third quarter, 18-17.
In the fourth, Riverside-Brookfield again outscored The Knights just barely
18-17. This was a close game!
High scores for this game: Wayne Shaw with 21 points!!! Runner up,
Pat Albrecht with total of 17 points, and Rob Biertiz with 13 points.
First quarter, the Knights outscored
Riverside-Brookfield 16-14. Second quarter Kaneland again outscored The
Bulldogs again 14-11. In the third quarter, The Knights were outscored 15-13.
Last quarter the Knights topped it off with 24-15. Ending score was 67-55
Knights! Highs for the game were, Shawn McKeown with 22 points, and Kevin
Probst with 18 points.
The Knights were defeated by Ottawa in the first round of The
Sterling Class AA Sectional. Sixth-seeded Ottawa scored the first 11 points and
went up 17-2 after opening five minutes enroute to a 58-45 victory over the
12th-seeded Knights in the Sterling Scetional.
In the first quarter, the Pirates scored 20 points, The Knights
only scored 10 points. A close second quarter, Ottawa just barely outscored
Kaneland by one basket, 12-10. The third quarter The Knights defense wouldn't
let the Pirates score, the quarter ended with a tie 8-8 . In the fourth, Again
a tie! Both teams tied 17-17.
High scores for this game are Wayne Shaw with 13 points. Rob
Biertz with 11, and Scott Pitstick with total of 17 points, and Rob Biertiz
with 13 points.