Big scoring night for Jones leads Knights past Falcons


Prasham Jobanputra

Josh Jones dribbles the ball for the Knights. He finished with 24 points.

TOWAMENCIN- “I think we just shot the ball particulary well tonight and when you get a little bit of a lead, it’s easier to shoot.  If you’re up ten, it’s easier to make a corner three than if you’re down a couple.  And our defense, we got a lot of run outs from our defense and I think that helped us,” Head Coach John Conrad said on a hot shooting night for the Knights.

The North Penn Knights (6-10) beat the Pennsbury Falcons (7-8) 70-49 in a Tuesday night game at North Penn High School.

Josh Jones did the dirty work on the glass to get the first points of the game as he scored after an offensive rebound.  Matt Swanson extended the opening lead to 4-0 with a layup.  The Falcons finally got on the board with 6:01 left in the first quarter as Evan Reichard scored a bucket.  The Knights led throughout the first quarter but the Falcons made it a one possession game at the buzzer as Kyrie Miller made a stepback jumper with Joe Larkins’s hand right in his face.  The first quarter ended with the score at 14-11 in favor of the Knights.

The Knights dominated the game after that.  Rob Carangi got an assist to Kolby Barrow who made a reverse layup to extend the lead to double digits with 5:29 left in the first half.  The Knights took a 26-23 lead into halftime.

That lead extended to over 20 points after a a 3-pointer from Chaffee.  The Knights began the second half with a 9-0 run, 7 of those points came from Chaffee.  The Knights had 5 three-pointers in the third quarter and Jones started to got hot from the field.  He helped North Penn close the game out, with 14 second half points.  He finished with a total of 24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 blocks.

“Everyday in practice, I’ve been getting more comfortable with sets we run offensively.  Beginning of the season, I was hurt, so I missed pretty much all of preseason until our first tournament.  So I didn’t know what it really felt like to play until that first game and it was kinda a shock, but now I’m getting really comfortable with everything,” Jones said on his development throughout the year.

The Knights will play Friday at CB East at 7:00.  The Knights lost to the Patriots last time, 70-47.

“This is the first time we’ve won two all year in a row so we can’t be happy, we can’t settle.  We have a long road ahead of us if we’re going to try and make it to playoffs,” Coach Conrad said.

Pennsbury: Glover 2 pts, McNeely 3 pts, Johnson 5 pts, Reichard 6 pts, Miller 10 pts, Simmons 11 pts, Connor 12 pts

North Penn: Houlihan 4 pts, Barrow 4 pts, Swanson 8 pts, Chaffee 9 pts, Carangi 10 pts, Larkins 11 pts, Jones 24 pts