UK signee Allen drops 52 pts in win against Demons

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The Williamstown Demons opened their basketball season Nov. 26 at home, falling to Pendleton County 76-46.

The Demons had the daunting task of trying to stop senior Dontaie Allen, a University of Kentucky recruit. Allen did not disappoint the sellout crowd who came early to get a seat. 

It is not often that the freshman team gets to play in front of a packed house but that is what happened on Monday evening.

Allen scored a game high 52 points and grabbed 20 boards and seven steals in leading his Wildcats to a victory. He had four three-point buckets, 15 two-point buckets, which included seven dunks and went 10-13 from the foul line. 

Despite facing a tough opponent, they fought hard from start to finish and really showed their fans that this could be a breakout season for them. They are very young, but they worked together and will continue to improve as the season moves on.

The Demons connected on eight three-point buckets. Cole Kemper led the way for the Demons scoring 12 points.  He connected on four of six attempts from behind the arc.  

Cole Kightlinger chipped in with 10 points connecting on two three-point buckets. Bryant Hinson scored nine points nailing two three-point buckets, one of which was from about 35-feet at the end of the first half.  Wyatt Gatewood also contributed six points. 

The Demons play their next four games on the road before they return home Dec. 8 to face Owen County. One of those road games will be the cross-county rival game against Grant County on Dec. 4.