Kody Kennedy erupts for a game-high 30 points, a dozen of them coming in the first quarter Tuesday
The David Douglas boys basketball team wanted to run against Barlow, and the Bruins were just fine with that. Barlow outpaced the Scots 91-72 Tuesday night in the Mount Hood Conference opener for both teams.
The Scots offense was always in transition, whether Barlow scored or not. That got them some layups and pull-up jumpers in the first four minutes.
However, Barlow beat them at their own game.
They were quicker than we are, so we really had to attack them, Barlow coach Tom Johnson said. I was pleased with the way we came out tonight, especially being on the road after two tough losses.
The Bruins ended the nonleague schedule with losses to Clackamas and Southridge last week.
Led by senior guard Kody Kennedy, the Bruins ran the floor with more purpose and vigor than David Douglas. Kennedy knew exactly what he wanted to do on each possession, and he executed most of the time. He would bring the ball up the court and penetrate to the rim regularly and had two options from there – lay it in or draw the foul. That game plan gave Kennedy 12 points in the first quarter and put Barlow in control with an 11-point lead.
Look for extended game coverage in the Friday, Jan. 18, edition of The Outlook.