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Versatility on display: Freshman Khadre Lane leads Seabury past Veritas

Bishop Seabury freshman Khadre Lane hangs in the air as he attempts a layup during Bishop Seabury’s game against Veritas Christian School on Friday. The Seabury boys won, 56-28.

Bishop Seabury freshman Khadre Lane hangs in the air as he attempts a layup during Bishop Seabury’s game against Veritas Christian School on Friday. The Seabury boys won, 56-28.

January 29, 2011

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All season long, Bishop Seabury freshman Khadre Lane has been able to drive to the basket.

On Friday against city rival Veritas, he showed off a different part of his game: a perimeter jumpshot.

Lane’s 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting helped the Seahawks take a 56-28 victory at home. Coach Ashley Battles said Friday was the first time Lane has been an efficient scorer from the outside.

Battles credits assistant coach Caleb Holmes, a former player for Yale, with drawing up plays that got Lane open on the wings.

And the other four players on the court don’t mind passing it to him.

“They understand that Khadre’s got a chance to be a special player, and they like getting him the ball,” Battles said. “When he does what he does, it’s electric.”

Lane scored 13 of the Seahawks’ first 18 points in a variety of ways — driving, curling off screens and hitting a wide-open three-pointer, to name a few. He capped the first half with a vicious one-hand dunk that sent the crowd into a frenzy.

“I wanted to do something better, but a dunk is a dunk,” Lane said. “The crowd liked it. It works. Two points.”

The Seahawks (7-3) really didn’t extend their lead until the second quarter when Lane said they just started playing harder. Seabury opened up a 38-14 lead at halftime.

Senior Skyler Malone, who finished with four points and eight rebounds off the bench, said that they focused on what they had been working on in practice all week.

Battles loves how much effort Malone gives.

“That’s exactly what Skyler Malone is,” Battles said. “He’s just a completely unselfish basketball player.”

Veritas coach Gary Hammer was impressed with the Seahawks’ depth of talent.

“They just don’t have one good player,” Hammer said. “They have five guys on the floor that can shoot. And they were shooting well tonight.”

And with experience against bigger schools in recent tournaments, the Seahawks are eager to keep the season going.

“We’re not afraid of anybody,” Battles said.

Seabury (8-4) plays University Academy at home on Tuesday. Veritas (12-3) travels to play Manhattan CHIEF, also on Tuesday.

Box score

Bishop Seabury 56, Veritas 28

VERITAS (28)

Nate Scott 1-5 2-2 4, Ethan Scott 1-4 0-0 2, Thomas Bachert 3-3 0-0 6, Ethan Kay 3-11 0-0 6, Elijah Penny 2-12 0-0 4, Jordan Rebman 0-3 0-0 0, Kelvin Rask 0-1 0-0 0, Blair Capps 0-2 0-0 0, Eric Shin 1-1 0-0 3, Nick Gardner 1-3 0-0 3, Andrew Currier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-46 2-2 28.

BISHOP SEABURY (56)

Marcus Allen 2-5 0-0 5, Khadre Lane 7-13 0-1 15, Johnny McDermott 2-7 0-0 6, Josh McDermott 4-8 1-3 9, Reed Grabill 5-10 1-1 11, Skyler Malone 2-3 0-0 4, Fischer Almanza 0-0 2-6 2, Zach Silvers 1-2 0-0 2, Nathan Wilhelm 1-2 0-0 3, Samuel Ohashi 0-2 0-0 0, Nick Lutz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-53 4-11 56.

Veritas 8 6 6 8 — 28

Bishop Seabury 16 22 6 12 — 56

Three-point goals: Veritas 2-10 (Shin, Gardner); Bishop Seabury 4-13 (Johnny McDermott 2, Lane, Allen). Shooting: Veritas 12-46 (26 percent); Bishop Seabury 25-53 (47.2 percent). Turnovers: Veritas 11, Bishop Seabury 11.

Comments

larryvillemadman 3 years, 2 months ago

OldKStater u might want to take a closer look. He's maybe 6'3" 6'4". He can just jump outa the gym with his athletic ability. He doesnt even play the post spot he sits out as a guard the whole game and if you watched the first half of the game last friday you would see he did most of his damage from around the perimeter with jumpers.

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jayhawks71 3 years, 2 months ago

I think that's his tongue, curled up on the sides.

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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 2 months ago

That's a horrible mouth picture of Lane. It has him as a vampire. What the hell is that about? I know those teeth aren't his. Yuck.

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cheeseburger 3 years, 2 months ago

The writer of the article left out an important component of the story - Lane's height. Subsequent posters have referred to him as a 'big man' and the article refers to a vicious dunk, but otherwise no reference to the player's size. Perhaps Mr. Goble could include more of the pertinent and relevant information in his next story.

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ECM 3 years, 2 months ago

"In addition to Lane, Seabury has added two other key players over last years team. The McDermott twins are also new to the team (BTW, their younger sister has been on the Veritas team for several years)."

Actually the McDermott twins played for Veritas previously too. Tried Free State but didn't make the team, home school team last year and then recruited to Seabury.

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OldKStater 3 years, 2 months ago

I saw Lane last year and knew Veritas would have problems with Lane in high school. Basketball is one sport where a single talented individual can make a tremendous difference. Lane has the potential to be the best big man to come out of Lawrence since Danny Manning. So it is no wonder that he made a big difference last night.

In addition to Lane, Seabury has added two other key players over last years team. The McDermott twins are also new to the team (BTW, their younger sister has been on the Veritas team for several years).

A couple of other points should be made. Seabury is about twice the size of Veritas (~150 6-12, vs 150 in K-12). Lawrence267 might want to look at some of the other sports where Seabury and Veritas play head to head (football, volleyball, or girls basketball--where the score was just as lopsided the other direction) before making such blanket statements.

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bisky 3 years, 2 months ago

I like to see the unselfish play at Seabury. Lane will certainly be a force to be dealt with in the future, he reminds me of that kid Ramos at that age.

Hoping Nelson and company can continue to field better sports programs at Seabury, its starting to get fun. Like Bevell once said....."you got to believe baby".

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lawrence267 3 years, 2 months ago

At least now we know Seabury and Veritas aren't equals in basketball. Not that you should really be comparing KSHSAA and KCAA schools.

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