The Class 2A No. 12-ranked Lewis Cass Kings boys’ basketball team flew past the Tri-Central Trojans with a 75-43 victory on Jan. 7. The Kings led the Trojans 22-5 after the first quarter and never fell behind. By halftime, the Kings led the Trojans 38-11.

“We kind of came out flat in the third quarter,” Cass coach Jon Kitchel said. “A lot of times that happens when you have a big lead like that.”

Evan Ohman, a senior, led the Kings with 26 points. Alec Eurit, also a senior, followed closely behind with 17. Finally, Kace Kitchel, a junior, added 11 points to the scoreboard. 

Kace Kitchel currently suffers from a lower back strain after the past couple games. Brady Johnson, also a junior, filled in for Kitchel at the beginning of the matchup. 

The Kings finished the night with only seven turnovers. Overall, the Kings shot 50 percent from the field. 

“We covered their shots and knocked them off of their spots in the first half,” said Coach Kitchel. “In the second half, they got their feet set and had good looks, and knock some big shots down.” 

Overall, the Kings are 7-1 with two rivalry matchups this weekend. The Kings will attempt to redeem themselves when they face the Pioneer Panthers (4-5) on Jan. 13 – Lewis Cass lost the first matchup during the Cass County Tournament 54-40. The Kings face the Class 4A No. 5-ranked Logansport Berries on Jan. 14. Junior varsity starts at 6 p.m. with the varsity after for both matchups. 

As for the Kingfish and Queenfish, the season continues to be extremely successful. The teams travel to Purdue on Jan. 14 for the Hoosier Conference meet. Hannah Young, a freshman, is seeded first in the 200-meter freestyle. Marisol Karmel, a junior, is seeded second in the 200 individual medley and butterfly. Finally, John Boucher, also a junior, is seeded second in the 100 freestyle.