By Pete Sirianni
KANE – On a night that saw Jeffrey Kocjancic surpass 1,000 career points, it was a second half defensive effort that led Kane to a 56-46 win over Brockway.
Kocjancic, who entered the game with 997 career points, swished a three-pointer with 5:11 left in the first quarter.
“It’s a great honor and it was a great win,” said Kocjancic, who was presented a commemorative basketball by his brother and teammate Jack during a brief intermission after his record basket.
The Wolves had trouble finding offensive consistency in the first half and trailed 30-22 at halftime. However, Kane limited Brockway to just 16 second half points while scoring 34 of their own for the 56-46 win.
Kocjancic and Kevin Cleer paced Kane with 18 and 14 points, respectively, while Andrew Serafini scored 20 for the visitors.
Kocjancic is now the seventh all-time Kane boys player with 1,000 points and the first since John Bizzak in 2008.
“It’s a great honor to be in that class and I just have to thank my teammates and my coaches,” Kocjancic said.
Kane will take its 4-9 record to Elk County on Monday while Brockway, 4-10, is home against Dubois Central Catholic Tuesday.
Jeff Kocjancic 6-3-5-18
Jack Kocjancic 2-0-0-7
Lundberg 3-0-0-6Totals: 20-5-14-46
Kane 3 (Jeff Kocjancic, Jack Kocjancic, Pierson).
Brockway 1 (Serafini)
Score by quarter