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Henrich achieves milestone in K-P victory

Thursday, January 31, 2013

KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team fell 60-52 to River Valley on Thursday. The Panthers bounced back against Logan-Magnolia on Tuesday and senior Colin Henrich became his team's all-time leading scorer, breaking a record set in the 1980s.

River Valley 60, K-P 52

The Panthers got off to a good start and led the Wolverines 11-9 after the first quarter.

But River Valley fought back, outscored K-P by eight points and took a 33-27 lead into the locker room.

The Panthers were determined to regain the lead after the break and pulled within four by the end of the third period, 43-39.

The Wolverines answered right back in the fourth quarter and outscored Kingsley-Pierson 17-13 in the fourth stanza, resulting in the final score.

Colin Henrich led the Panthers in scoring with 18 points. Austin Neumann followed with 11 and Levi Mahrt had 10.

On the defensive end, Henrich grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and three steals. Scottie Plendl had six boards and three steals.

K-P 60, Logan-Magnolia 38

The Panthers were looking for a win after eight straight losses and got just that on Tusday night.

"We played a great ball game tonight, beginning to finish. It was a fun night," K-P coach Adam Rapp said.

The Panthers dominated from tip-off and outscored their opponents 16-4 in the first quarter.

K-P kept up their energy in the second period and the Panthers added on to their lead. At the half, they were up 35-13.

The picture remained the same after the break and K-P continued to dictate the pace on the floor.

Outscoring Logan-Magnolia 16-10, the Panthers were up 51-23 going into the final eight minutes.

"Our third quarter is usually our worst quarter, but it was our best tonight," Rapp said.

Victory was certain for K-P at this point and being outscored 15-9 in the fourth stanza had no effect on the game's outcome.

"It was a complete ball game," Rapp said. "That's something we haven't done in a while. It was a spectacular night, our best game of the season so far."

Collin Henrich scored a game-high 28 points and had five assists for the Panthers. Austin Neumann was also in double figures with 11 points. Jacob Hervey and Ryan Langel each had six.

Henrich also led his team defensively with 10 rebounds and four steals. Harvey grabbed six boards and Heath Hackett had five.

Henrich had his 12th double-double for the season.

It was a very special night for the K-P senior as he became his school's all-time leading scorer. He eclipsed Tony Krogman's 1337 points, a record that lasted 26 years.

Henrich now has 1338 career points with at least four games left in the season.

"He's been extraordinary," Rapp said about Henrich. "He's started for me ever since he was a freshman. I remember when he came off the bench in his very first game. we were down 28 at halftime and he had 24 points. We lost by three."

Henrich is currently considering offers to continue his career on college courts from Northwestern College, in Orange City, the University of Sioux Falls and Kirkwood Community College.

With the win, the Panthers' record improved to 7-12. They will face Siouxland Community Christian in Sioux City on Friday.

"They all played inspired basketball," Rapp said about his team. "Hopefully we can keep doing that."



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