Kamiak improves to 3-0 after win over South-rival Cascade

EVERETT — Things appear to be coming together for the Kamiak Knights.

The Knights used the press to jump on the Cascade Bruins in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Wesco South opener for both teams and cruised to a 90-47 win.

“It was a nice way to open up,” Kamiak coach Cory West said. “I think they were missing a couple of players. All praise to them, they played hard.”

The Knights improved to 3-0 on the season and West said he thinks the Knights are getting better every night.

“I feel like we’ve got better,” West said.

The Bruins were stymied by the Knights’ press in the first quarter as they committed several turnovers and fell behind 20-5 at the end of the first stanza. The Knights were able to consistently outscore the Bruins in every period for the remainder of the game.

“The tape I have seen of them, they press really well,” West said. “They average 70 points a game, so we flipped it on them. Most teams that press don’t like to get pressed.”

The Knights once again exhibited balance on the offensive end. Imaan Vicente led five players in double figures with 20 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished four assists. J.D. Blacksmith scored 14, Nicholas Kussman scored 13 and Anthony Berg and Ron Manchester had 12 each.

Cascade was led by K.J. Brady, who scored 17 points and knocked down five 3s in the game.

At Cascade H.S.

Kamiak20292318—90

Cascade5161412—47

Kamiak—Wisnubroto 7, Berg 12, Petersmark 4, Kussman 13, Vicente 20, Manchester 10, Carlson 0, Jouett 4, D. Blacksmith 0, Belk 6, J. Blacksmith 16. Cascade—Brady 17, VonHagel 0, Ca. Bergmans 3, Shankle 2, Hudson 7, Olson 0, Gordon 2, Benenati 8, Gallardo 8. 3-point goals—Brady 5, Ca. Bergman, Wisnubroto 1, Kussman 1, Vicente 2. 1. Records—Kamiak 1-0 league, 3-0 overall. Cascade 0-1, 1-3.

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