Knights Squash Hornets in 1st Round Play
February 22, 2014By Daniel Morrison of Archbishop Alter High School
The Alter Knights played the Monroe Hornets on Thursday night to open up DII tournament play at Troy HS. The Knights got off to a hot start and led 17-6 after the 1st and 24-14 at the half. Monroe was able to make it a game by keeping within ten points for most of the second half. Monroe's only threat was 6'7 senior center, Sloneker who scored 17 of his team's 37 points. Alter defeated the Hornets 52-37 in a first round game in which the Knights showed some first tourney game jitters. Nate Burger was the only Knight to reach double figures with 12 points. Keegan Saben had 9 points and Dean Lemon and Michael Schwieterman each added 8 points. Alter will play #3 Franklin and top guard, Luke Kennard, on Monday, February 24th at Trent Arena at 7:30pm. The game will be a sell out so get your tickets quick and get to the game at early.