Boys' basketball remains on top of MSL East

By Devin Prasad

Sports Editor

On Saturday, January 25, the boys’ basketball team remained undefeated in the MSL East with their win over Elk Grove.  The final score 52-48 and their overall record improved to 11-7 (6-0 in east).

The game was unlike many of the team’s games this season.  Usually, the team starts out weak but battles back, but Saturday was the opposite.  The Knights ended the first quarter with a 15-11 lead.

“I was glad with how we came out,” said coach John Camardella. “It’s always a different story every game and I think what has impressed me the most with this team is they adapt to the different momentums of the game.”

The Knights also adapted their play around Ernest Kiseliovas who came off the bench and scored 19 points.

“I give most credit to my teammates because they penetrated for me and I found myself open. My teammates were dishing me the ball and I just kept hitting them.  It was one of those nights,” Kiseliovas said.

Down the stretch the Knights seemed to control the momentum of the game but in the fourth quarter Elk Grove battled back to tie the game 48-48 with 37 seconds left in the game.

With 15.9 seconds left junior Kyle Beyak was sent to the free throw line.  He hit both free throws to put Prospect back on top by two.

The Prospect bench and fan section were quiet throughout the final Elk Grove possession until with 7.4 seconds left when senior Bobby Frasco blocked an Elk Grove player sending the ball out of bounds.  It was still Elk Grove’s ball but when they got the ball in bounds they missed the game tying shot.

With 3.0 seconds left Prospect senior Alex Goneh was fouled and sent to the free throw line.  Goneh hit both free throws and at that point the four point hole was too much for Elk Grove to overcome.

“I was ready, I did my job, that’s what I was put in there to do,” Goneh said.