Posted On: 12/20/20 4:33 PM

As teams and players looked to build momentum heading into the winter break, the urgency, competitiveness, and performances ramp up in players across the state of Kansas. In today’s round up we look at the battles between St James Academy vs. Aquinas as well as Olathe West vs. Shawnee Mission South while also highlighting some of the marquee performances on the night elsewhere in Kansas.

 

St James Puts Together a Quality Performance Against St Thomas Aquinas

Top Performance

Sam SomerhalderSamSomerhalder6'7" | SFSt. James Academy | 2022StateKS, 2022 6’7 Forward, St James (Pictured): Somerhalder made his return to the lineup on Friday and immediately made a massive impact. The big forward is a gifted inside scorer and is very explosive, quick, and strong in the painted area and he showcased that in this game. He was tremendous catching the ball on the baseline against the zone or behind the zone and maintaining balance and scoring the ball. Somerhalder showed his great running ability and converted in transition springing his lanes catching and finishing. The big fella scored 27 points on the night, mainly in the paint. The 2022 forward also rebounded the ball well and used his length to bother shots. Somerhalder

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