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BOYS BASKETBALL

Ready to build off what they’ve learned so far

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Kuemper Catholic’s Isaac Evans (middle) jumps between two Atlantic defenders for a layup attempt during a Jan. 8 game played at Kuemper Catholic.

At times on Friday night, it seemed almost uneven.

For more than three minutes in the second quarter, Kuemper Catholic became the closest spectators in their game against Atlantic.

The second quarter hurt Kuemper the most in a 65-58 setback, but Kuemper head coach Sean Minnehan isn’t focusing on the second quarter. Instead, he wants to focus on what happened at the end of the game.

Late in the contest, Kuemper was able to get within four points. Although the final points never came for the Knights, the fight through the final quarter was something that Minnehan wants the team to build off of.

“The kids could have quit, it would have been easy to, especially when Atlantic went on an 11-2 run early in the second quarter,” Minnehan said. “We were doing the things that will make you competitive in basketball games. When you’re competitive in basketball games, you’re going to have fun.”

One thing Minnehan wants his players to remember is the feeling that they had when they were making the comeback.

During the comeback the Knights were able to spread the ball around, especially among their bench players. Although this comeback fell short, Minnehan knows that his team has the right tools to play competitively throughout the rest of the season.

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