This is very sad news for Panther fans, as over the past three years Oswego has seen tremendous growth in its basketball programs, both boys and girls.
During the Panthers’ six-game losing streak, senior guard Jack Kahoun has been out with a lower body injury. Throughout the season, Kahoun has played a large role in the Panthers’ offensive success, especially late in games. Without Kahoun, the Panthers have struggled at times to get their offense going, something that was evident late in the game against Yorkville.
The Panthers have had their ups and downs this season, but they are catching fire at the right time. A big part of that push is their senior core, which accounted for all but eight points in last night's game.
The crosstown rivals had played two competitive games prior to their matchup on Tuesday. However, Oswego was out for blood last night, as it avenged its loss from a week ago with a 53-28 win over Oswego East and advanced to the regional championship.
The Panthers began the first quarter with high energy. An energy that was portrayed through senior center Connor McCance’s posterizing put-back dunk over the Romeoville starting center. McCance wasn’t the only player fuel to the Panthers’ fire, off of the first of McCance’s six monstrous rejections, senior guard Jack Kahoun rainbowed a contested three-pointer on the fast break.