The Lewis Cass Kings flew past the Caston Comets 46-29 on Valentine’s Day. Earlier this season, the Kings defeated the Comets by 47 points in the Cass County Tournament. The Comets forced the Kings, which typically plays with a fast tempo, to slow down plays and to commit rare turnovers. With several rough plays, the Kings still managed to remain on top throughout the game. 

Cohen Nies, a senior, lead the Kings with a double-double: 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks. Fellow senior Alec Eurit had 14 points and four steals. Eurit also showed his strength with a one-handed dunk at the end of the game. 

“He’s just a shade under 6-foot. He’ll tell you he’s 6-foot,” said head coach Jon Kitchel. “He is very athletic. He made it look easy too. Alec had a really big night both ends of the floor both defense and offense. 

The coach also praised Nies performance.

“This is about three or four games in a row Cohen has come through with either a double-double or right at it,” said Kitchel. “Over time, I thought our pressure from our guards and Cohen were just difference makers.”

Kace Kitchel, a junior, and Evan Ohman, a senior, both had only three points which is out of the normal for the two athletes. Kitchel added five assists and six rebounds. Ohman, with an injured knee, played cautiously in order to prevent any further damage. The Kings out-rebounded the Comets 30-14. The Kings held the Comets to just two points in the fourth quarter solidifying the 14th win for the Kings.

The Kings host the Class 1A No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic on Feb. 17 in a battle for third place in the Hoosier Conference.