By John Lachmann
Simon Kenton scored 60 first-half points and reached the 100-point mark for just the second time this century as the Pioneers beat Holy Cross, 103-76 on Monday.
Simon Kenton poured in 102 points in a win over Grant County in 2012-13. Monday’s point total was the Pioneers’ highest since the KHSAA started tracking game results in 1997-98.
Five Simon Kenton players reached double figures in scoring and 11 players recorded points.
Senior forward Taylor Morrison led the Pioneers with 18 points. Junior forward Matt Mullins and senior guard Alex Childers added 16 each and senior guard Brenan Kuntz – who hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter – and junior guard Noah Robinson finished with 11 each.
Indians junior guard Jared Seibert led all scorers with 24 points.
SIMON KENTON 30-30-29-14—103
at HOLY CROSS 14-27-15-20—76
SIMON KENTON (1-0): Kuntz 4 0 11, Pracht 3 1 7, Hefline 0 1 1, Racke 3 0 6, Vercheak 3 1 7, Morrison 9 0 18, Dougherty 2 0 6, Mullins 7 2 16, Fries 1 2 4, Childers 6 0 16, Robinson 5 0 11. Totals 43 7 103.
HOLY CROSS (0-1): Wehrman 2 0 4, Scott 4 7 15, Seibert 5 11 24, Schrand 2 0 5, Bezold 5 7 17, Thiel 1 1 3, J. Volpenhein 2 0 5, W. Volpenhein 1 1 3. Totals 22 27 76.
3-pointers: SK—Childers 4, Kuntz 3, Dougherty 2, Robinson. HC—Seibert 3, Schrand, J. Volpenhein. JV: Simon Kenton won.
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