KCC vs. Wright College 02/22/2024

Date: 02/22/2024

The Cavaliers defeated Wright College 85-45 in NJCAA Division I Region IV play Thursday night, extending their winning streak to three games.  

In the first half, the Cavaliers used a strong offensive effort to put plenty of space between KCC and Wright College, highlighting several of their six sophomores on Sophomore Night in the process.  

Khylan McKennie and Chavez Woods kicked off the Cavs’ scoring with a basket apiece to give KCC an early 4-0 lead. The Rams managed two points before Lucas Burton scored twice from the free throw line and McKennie had four quick points, including a big steal and dunk to put the Cavs up 10-2. Woods sank a three-pointer to put KCC up by 11 points.  

Wright College scored two baskets before KCC had a dramatic run, resulting in 21 uninterrupted points, including a three-pointer each for Quesim Anderson and Woods.  

The Rams stuck with the Cavaliers for the remainder of the half, but KCC’s 36-8 lead proved too big to overcome and KCC finished the first half leading 44-20. 

The Rams scored first in the second half, but KCC’s Burton and Anderson responded with three and two points, respectively. Despite pressure from Wright College that saw the Rams narrow KCC’s lead to 51-29, the Cavaliers scored seven consecutive points, including a classic three-point play from Burton and a basket from Woods.  

Anderson scored two points on a coast-to-coast steal, followed by two free throws from McKennie, to put the Cavaliers up 62-31. The Rams scored four points, but a basket each from Burton and Jaden Walls, coupled with a three-point shot from Noah Mason, put a quick stop to their momentum. The Cavaliers were up 79-36, before Wright College put up five points.  

KCC held onto their lead, taking the 85-45 win. 

The Cavaliers improved to 17-10 and will play Malcolm X College on the road Saturday at 3pm. 


All six sophomores saw the scoreboard, with Burton leading the Cavaliers with 18 points. Rashad Smith added 17 points. McKennie and Woods added 14 points apiece. Anderson had 9 points. Mason and Dwain Nash had six and five points, respectively. Jaden Walls rounded out the Cavaliers scoring with two points.