The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Red-hot Kingsmen beat Plymouth

Penn High’s Kingsmen pounced on Plymouth early and sprinted to a 69-45 high school basketball victory on Saturday, Feb. 17.

“I thought our half-court defense was excellent tonight and our rebounding was very strong,” Penn Head Coach Al Rhodes said. “We are playing very well on offense as a unit.  It is exciting to see the team come together!”

The Kingsmen used an efficient offense – connecting on 59 percent of their shots (19-of-32). Penn hit 8-of-14 shots (57 percent) from 3-point range.

On defense, the Kingsmen limited Plymouth to 41 percent shooting.

Penn’s rebounding played a critical role in the victory. Penn outrebounded Plymouth 30-12. The Kingsmen boasted a 91 percent defensive rebounding percentage to Plymouth’s 50 percent. Penn outscored Plymouth 12-0 in second-chance points.

Noah Applegate led Penn with 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Applegate also swatted away two shots.

Drew Lutz scored 19 points, including 4 rockets from 3-point range. Lutz dished out seven assists.

Beau Ludwick scored nine points.

Kegan Hoskins scored seven points.

PENN 69: Carter Hickey 2, Drew Lutz 19, Drew Schneider 0, Beau Ludwick 9, Luke Carlton 3, Noah Applegate 21, Noah Krathwohl 4, Kegan Hoskins 7, Cameron Koschnick 2, Jeffrey Hemmelgarn 2, Christian Marshall 0.

Plymouth 45: Benji Nixon 0, Clay Hilliard 11, Bryce Carmichael 2, Cole Filson 5, Kadin McCrammer 11, Tim Tremaine 3, Jake Reichard 7, Brayson Leazenby 2, Payton Skirvin 2, Garrett Tharp 2.

PENN             13        20        19        17 – 69

Plymouth       7          13        8          17 – 45

Three-pointers: PENN 8 (Drew Lutz 4, Noah Applegate 2, Luke Carlton 1, Beau Ludwick 1), Plymouth 8 (Hilliard 3, McCrammer 2, Tremaine 1, Reichard 1, Carmichael 1).