The boys varsity basketball team traveled to Kent for the first game of the new year, and a dominant performance on both sides of the court led to a 75-51 win over the Lions.
The beginning of the game saw a considerable number of turnovers by both teams, showing that there was still some rust to remove after the winter break. Despite the turnovers, both teams stuck to their systems and played hard. Kent played tough defense and hit open shots to keep the game close mid-way through the first half.
However, the last four minutes of the first half saw the Pelicans execute better, and the team took a 38-28 lead into the half.
The second half brought clutch shooting and strong defense by Loomis. The team also managed to turn over the ball much less, leading to a more productive offense. After a couple of early baskets and defensive stops in the opening minutes of the second half, the Pelicans surged to the 75-51 victory.
Junior Jaiden Delaire led the team with 25 points. Senior K.J. Harris had the second-highest tally for the team with 10 points.
The Pelicans next play Kimball Union Academy on Wednesday, January 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Olcott Gymnasium.