Knights keep winning
The Kings High School Men’s Basketball team is in the middle of a successful season. A strong start allowed the team to stick together, and do their best during each game.
As of this publication, the team is more than half way through its regular season schedule and holds an impressive record of 11-2. The team has nine games left to play with their next game taking place Friday, Jan. 23 at Glen Este.
This season, the team holds an impressive second place in the ECC, right behind Milford.
Mike Stevens has been the head coach for the KHS Men’s Basketball team for 17 years. Overall, Stevens has been coaching basketball for thirty two years and counting.
Stevens enjoys coaching the team here at Kings. “I enjoy the competition, the strategy of the game,” Stevens said.
Stevens always has the players’ best interest at heart, and strives for the best team possible. “I enjoy being around our players and helping them to achieve and work toward common goals,” Stevens said.
The team has continued to be their best, on and off the court. “We have a lot of depth, a lot of interchangeable parts. We have players that are hard working and for the most part, fun to be around,” Stevens said.
However, like all sports, there is always room for improvement. Stevens wants to see the team advance on some specific aspects of the game. “I want to see improvement in our shot selection, individual and team defense. I want us to get tougher and be a more physical team,” Stevens said.
Braden Burnside is a junior on the KHS Men’s Basketball team, and has been playing basketball for Kings since fourth grade.
Burnside enjoys playing for Kings because he likes to show his school spirit and be with people he cares about. “I enjoy playing for Kings because I love representing my school, I love playing with my friends, and I love the community I live in,” Burnside said.
While playing for the KHS team, Burnside enjoys the lasting friendships formed, and the feeling of togetherness. “My favorite part about the team this year is how well we all fit together and how we have become really close despite age and grade differences,” Burnside said.
Much like the rest of the team, Burnside has high hopes for the remainder of the season. “My expectations for the rest of the season is to win our second straight ECC Championship, and make a great run in the State Championship Tournament,” Burnside said.
Above all, the team has learned to stick together, even through tough losses.“Whenever things may not be going our way, our coaches are there to keep our heads up. And they never allow us to give up,” Burnside said.