Jayvee cagers avenge loss at Colonel; improve to 9-5

WORTON — The Trojans scored more points in each succeeding quarter while their opponents’ offensive production fell off quarter after quarter, resulting in a 46-34 come-from-behind victory in junior varsity boys basketball here Tuesday night.

Gavin Miller, Jayden Miller and Tyrie Beck each put up 10 or more points to lead Kent County High School past Colonel Richardson.

The Trojans avenged a 63-53 loss at Colonel a month ago to move to 9-5 in regular-season games.

This one was a hard-earned victory as KCHS trailed early by double digits and was still behind at intermission, 21-17.

Sparked by RJ Peterson and Beck, who combined for nine third-quarter points, Kent County opened the second half on a 14-2 run.

KCHS took its first lead at 24-23 with 4 minutes, 16 seconds remaining in the third quarter during a flurry of 11 unanswered points, and led the rest of the way.

The spread at the end of the third quarter was 31-27.

A pair of Gavin Miller 3-pointers, a Zayvion Brown layup and a Jayden Miller floater at the top of the key to open the final frame extended the Trojans’ lead to 41-27 with six and a half minutes to play.

Another Jayden Miller bucket at 4:46 kept it a 14-point game, 43-29.

Kent County took its largest lead of the contest, 46-30, with 1:44 remaining when Beck came up with a steal at midcourt and subsequently banked in a long three off the glass.

Beck finished with 10 points.

Gavin Miller and Jayden Miller each scored 11 points.

Scoring was distributed among seven players, with Peterson putting up six points, Kiyan Hynson and Deandre Sisco each contributing three points, and Brown making. up the balance.

The Trojans are headed to Chesapeake College for the ‘Peake Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 10. North division schools will face off against South division schools in a full day (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) of Bayside Conference basketball.

Kent County will play against Pocomoke. The junior varsity game tips off at 3:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

The cost of an all-day pass for all games is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Please note that no state, county, school or coaching passes will be honored.



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