The Prairie Fire / January 17, 2018

Player of the Week

To cap off an almost 7-day period of no games, junior Jonathan Damota decided to bring the heat to the court in a low-scoring affair against the Buccaneers of Beloit College this past Friday. Ending with a shooting clip of 46 percent from the field, Damota successfully continued an accurate first half in which he shot four for seven in 15 minutes of time on the floor. Damota racked up eight of the Prairie Fire’s total 25 points in the first half.

After coming back from halftime, the veteran guard continued to be an active force for the Fire. Damota racked up two more baskets from the field out of five attempts and accumulated eight chances at the charity stripe, seven of which found the bottom of the net. All this came en route to a 50-48 victory for Knox on their home courtÑ admittedly not a high scoring contest despite four total scorers eclipsing ten-point totals.

Despite the inherent focus on defensive play in this conference meet-up, Jonathan “Juice” Damota took advantage of sloppiness on the opposing side, leading to seven free and crucial buckets. The Fire hope for more production from the upperclassmen and missteps from opposing defenses as they move into a busier portion of their schedule.

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