Boys’ Varsity Basketball Sets New School Record


Merideth Langton

Senior Kenzie Reed fights off CR Jefferson’s defense.

Molly Martin, Writer

History was made at Kennedy on Friday, Dec. 9 when the varsity boys’ basketball team beat inner-city rival, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, with a score of 113-37, setting a new school record for most points scored in a game. The previous record was set in February 1991 during a game versus Davenport Central ending with a score of 109-73.

The Cougars were led by senior Colby Dolphin with 23.5 points, junior Micah Schlaak contributing six rebounds and senior Kenzie Reed with 7.5 assists. 

“I was really happy with our teams effort because of how we share the ball, how we pass it and how we make each other better,” said head coach Jon McKowen. “We have a lot of guys on this team that can score without the help of other players, but they’re really un-selfish and they create for their teammates.”

McKowen says it’s not the score he’s most proud of but how his team played. 

“We didn’t have any selfish plays so that’s what I was most proud of in the game,” said McKowen. 

The girls’ varsity team set the tone for the night also beating Jefferson 52-47. They were led by senior Kaliyah Sain with 29 points, five assists and four steals. This was the first home boy and girl varsity doubleheader of the season.

The Cougars will be back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 13 when the girls host Cedar Falls and the boys travel to Cedar Falls.