Boys 8th Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
(pictured from left to right; 1st row: Adam Sherman, Colin O'Sullivan, Christian Daniels, Colin Jackson. 2nd row: Matthew Wingen, Adriel Tiburcio, Nyfise McIntyre, Jacob Grier, William McCabe, Noah Schlosser, Drew Dittus, Kyree Butler, Coach Rick Kircher. 3rd Row: Trey Porter, DJ Cerisier, Andrew Kim, Kyle Dittus. Top Row: Wesley Hudson)
The 8th grade boys basketball team won the MCAA League Championship on Monday, 2/25, at Colonial Middle School. KV defeated Colonial 41-35. This is the first time a KV Boys Basketball team has won a league championship in a decade.
The key to KV’s victory over a very talented Colonial squad was teamwork. “Everyone had a roll on our team, and we each played our role,” said guard DJ Cerisier. “We communicated well all season long.”
Despite trailing at halftime, KV battled their way back. They seemed to get stronger as the game progressed. “We worked hard at practice and it payed off,” said guard Colin O’Sullivan. Small forward Adriel Tiburcio agreed. “Yes, we worked hard during practice all season long and we didn’t fool around. I think that gave us the advantage to be more physical and to have an edge playing off of the glass.”
Colonial was the game this KV squad had been most looking forward to since the start of the 2019 season. The previous three times KV played Colonial, Colonial won all three matchups. It took a special effort defensively in the championship game to overcome the strong Colonial squad. Guard Noah Schlosser was relentless defensively with six steals. “Communication was the key for us defensively,” said Noah. “We stayed in position and gave our very best effort all game long.”
All of the student-athletes on the 8th grade boys basketball team would like to give a special shout out to Coach K for getting the best out of each and every one of them all season long.
“We won that game because we put forward a great overall team effort,” said Coach K. “Christian Daniels was a new addition to the team this season and made a huge difference for us defensively, especially playing off of the glass. Our hands were constantly waiving and constantly on the basketball. This season is a highlight for my coaching career.”
Thank you Coach K for a memorable season! Way to go boys! KV wishes you continued success in your basketball endeavors at Hatboro-Horsham High School.