The Purple Knights 27-1 overall (11-0)in District 9-5A, traveled to face John Curtis, 4-16 overall (2-9)in district play, looking to continue the winning streak to make it 23 in a row against the Patriots. The Purple Knights seek to maintain their stronghold on the championship crown, which they can wrap up on Friday, February 21, in the Watson Jones Memorial Gymnasium, the final game of the regular season and Senior Night.
The short-handed Purple Knights only had 9 players in uniform but were never threatened by the Patriots, despite giving up 19 pts in the 4th quarter, it would still be an easy victory for the Purple Knights 66-53. At the end of the first quarter, the lead was 18 -10, which would grow into a halftime lead 34-21, after 16 pts. were scored in the 2and Qtr.
Although the Patriots would attempt to make a run on Purple Knight turnovers allowing the Patriots 2nd chance attempts. In the 3rd Qtr. the Patriots scored 13. However the athletic Purple Knights and skillful ball handling of D’Mari Wiltz and Nasir DeGruy, the Purple Knights still controlled the pace of the game from start to finish.
Leading the Purple Knights to victory, were top team scorer senior shooting guard Jaron Pierre Jr. with 16pts., junior forward Jason Malbrue with 16 pts, of which 10 came at the free-throw line and 15pts from senior point guard D’Mari Wiltz.
The final game of the regular season, the Purple Knights host the Jesuit Blue Jay. Senior night presentations will take place during halftime of the junior varsity game onFriday, February 21, at 6:20 p.m.