CINCINNATI, Ohio — It was an action packed day of basketball on Saturday as many area teams had to lace up for battle on the hardwood. Let’s take a look at some of the best scoring performances that came about on Saturday as we get set to conclude week six of the high school basketball season.
Camron McKenzie, Hughes – Despite the Big Red coming up short in the finals of the Palm Beach Central High School New Year Holiday Tournament against Palm Beach Central (FL), the junior guard delivered a 32 point performance for Hughes in their 77-74 loss. It’s McKenzie’s second consecutive outing reaching the 30 point mark.
Mason Mack, Cincinnati Country Day – The Indians took on Georgetown last night and they got a tremendous outing from junior forward Mason Mack. He dropped 28 points while shooting 11-13 from the field and nailing 6-7 free throws. The night for Mack is his highest scoring night on the year. He also added 11 rebounds in the 74-56 victory over the G-Men.
Larry Kocisko, McNicholas – The Rockets had a big non-conference game last night against Taft and it was junior forward Larry Kocisko who showed up in a big way. The 6-foot-4, 170-pounder delivered his second 20 point scoring night of the year as he scored a season-high 24 points (8-16 FG) and dropped in the game-winner as time expired to move McNick to 8-2 on the season.
Kionte Thomas, Hughes – Another member of the talented Hughes backcourt had himself a nice night reaching 24 points in the Big Red’s loss to Palm Beach Central (FL) The senior guard scored 13 points more than what he averages for the season.
Zyon Tull, Western Brown – The Broncos squared off against Anderson last night and it was junior forward Zyon Tull leading the way for Western Brown with 22 points. Tull had it going from distance as he dropped in 4 of his 6 triple tries. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder shot 8-15 in the win against the Redskins while reaching his season-high for points.
Jackson Ames, West Clermont – Miami (OH) signee Jackson Ames was too much to handle for Indian Hill last night as the senior center dropped 21 points on 70% shooting. Ames also added 8 rebounds and knocked down 7-8 from the charity stripe as the Wolves took down the Braves, 64-53.
Ian Shaffer, Western Brown – We talked about the performance from Tull for the Broncos above. However, senior guard Ian Shaffer also played a big role in the Western Brown win over Anderson. Shaffer dropped 21 points — his third time reaching that mark — while shooting 8-14 from the floor.
Alex Williams, Moeller – The Crusaders made way to Centerville on Saturday to battle it out with the Elks. In the 57-46 victory, Alex Williams paved the way a 19 point showing. Williams only missed three of his ten shots and was perfect from distance. The sure fire Division One prospect was 3-of-3 from long range. So far this year, Williams has only had one game where he was not in double figures in the scoring column.
Cole Fisher, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy – The current leaders of the Scarlet division in the Miami Valley Conference hit the road yesterday to take on Newport. Cole Fisher, who is averaging just over 15 points per night, gave the Eagles a nice lift with 18 points. The senior guard shot 50% for the night while knocking in 4-8 three point attempts. CHCA went on to win the game by a final count of 62-44.