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Updated: 01/17/2013 08:00:03AM

JV boys suffer first loss of the season

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SBigDaddyKnapp@aol.com
Qua Fudge drives toward the hoop against Avon Park. Fudge was second for the DeSoto County with 14 points in the 61-59 loss.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, SBigDaddyKnapp@aol.com
Kionte Akins puts up two of his team-high 21 points against Avon Park. Akins scored six points in 30 seconds on two steals and an assist from Prince Powell. The Bulldogs lost their first game of the season after starting 8-0.

By STEVE KNAPP

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The DeSoto County boys’ JV basketball team was coasting along this season with a perfect 8-0 record. Then the Red Devils from Avon Park came to Arcadia on Jan. 11 and knocked them out of the unbeaten ranks with a 61-59 win.

Head Coach Ryan Kelley had missed the first game of the week against Lake Placid as the Bulldogs rolled 51-36 behind Keishawn Washington’s 17 points and Tywan Daniels’ 10. Varsity Coach Richard Koonce pulled double duty as Kelley had a couple of days off. Kelley’s wife Melissa gave birth to their first child a few days earlier. They named her Charlotte.

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