Carlo Arnone had a short stay on the basketball court Friday night, Feb. 1. It may not have been by design, but he certainly wasn’t complaining about the extra rest because he worked hard and was productive on the hardwood.
“I had six 3-pointers and made a lay-up and I only played the first quarter,” Arnone said after he scored 20 points during the first period of Knoxville Christian School’s 80-35 home victory over Tri-Cities Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers of Johnson City. “We’re about to go to our (National Association of Christian Athletes postseason) tournament and we’re going to see some really good teams, and we have a lot to work on.”
Henry Sowards came off the bench and he promptly scored 20 points for the Knights (23-5), making three 3-pointers.
Knoxville Christian head coach Patrick Davis couldn’t have scripted things any better. Every player on KCS’s active roster got in, and 10 players found their respective ways into the scoring column.
“This was a good game for us tonight because it really gave us a chance to work on some things that we really need to work on,” Davis said. “We have our NACA Tournament coming up soon.
“Tonight, we had some guys come out and shoot well, and that hasn’t always been the case for us this year.”
“It’s all about my teammates. We come out here and we play together every game,” Sowards said. “We just come out here and we
really play well when we feed off each other. Tonight, we just came out and fed off each other.”
Elias Quick had the hot hand after halftime for the Knights. He scored 14 points after the break.
As for the Johnson City-based opponent, “I don’t have any idea what our record is. It’s below .500, I know that much,” head coach Marvin Briscoe said. “We only (had) nine guys. We’re really short-handed.”
“We only (had) nine guys. We’re really short-handed.”