KERENS–Boys’ basketball season started for the Kerens Bobcats with a Monday, Nov. 25 home game against Trinity, which saw a late Kerens comeback fall short, 55-50.
Ladarian Cumby scored Kerens’ first points of the season after grabbing an offensive rebound, then tied the game at 9 points apiece with a 3-pointer to help erase a 5-point Trinity lead. Jaylon Cumby gave Kerens its first lead of the game at 12-11 on a 3-pointer with 2:36 left in the first period.
Trinity surged ahead at 16-12, but another Kerens comeback culminated with a Josh Brown bucket with 30 seconds left in the opening period, which tied the game at 16. Trinity took a 27-18 lead halfway through the second period, but Cory Davis got the Bobcats back within 29-26 with 48 seconds left in the half. Trinity answered with two baskets before the halftime buzzer to lead 33-26.
Trinity held a double-digit second-half lead, answered again with a late Kerens comeback. Dez Lindsey made two free throws to get the Bobcats within 51-48, which was the closest Kerens came toward the end of the 55-50 loss.
Against Trinity, Davis led Kerens with 15 points, while Ladarian Cumby totaled 11 points. Dez Lindsey and Jaylon Cumby had 6 points each, Treylyn Lindsey and Josh Brown scored 4 points each, and RJ Mornes and Jason Burleson added 2 points apiece.