The JV Basketball Knights completed their season with a win over Walter Johnson Wildcats 61-50. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 12-3 overall on the season while Wheaton improved their record to 9-6. The Knights were the first JV Boys Basketball team at Wheaton to finish with a record above a .500 win percentage in quite some time.
This game the Knights surrendered an early lead, finishing the first quarter in a 11-15 deficit. In the second quarter the Knights gained an advantage, taking a 3-point lead into the half and never looking back. The Knights leading scorers in the contest were Demarco Rush with 17 points, Aiden Abuki with 16 points and Wesley Nchinda with 14 points. The Knights had a very successful season led by a group of eight sophomore’s who will look to make an impact on the varsity team this year and beyond. The 5 freshman will look to return next season and take on a leadership role on JV in the 2018-19 season.
Points per game (ppg) season Averages:
1. Demarco Rush – 13.6 ppg
2. Aiden Abuki – 10.8 ppg
3. Maxwell Nicholson – 8.1 pgg
4. Wesley Nchinda – 5.8 ppg
5. Amir Oyolola – 5.0 ppg
Single Game Leaders:
Most points in one game – 25 points – Demarco Rush (against Churchill)
Most steals in one game – 9 steals – Wesley Nchinda (twice against Einstein and Whitman)
Most rebounds in one game – 15 rebounds – Maxwell Nicholson (against Blake)
Most assists in one game – 6 assists – Demarco Rush and Wesley Nchinda (tie)
The Boys JV season is completed, varsity still has 4 games remaining before playoffs.
Come out to support our Boys Varsity team this Friday at Northwood High School.