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Exciting victory!

Friday, December 15, 2017 by James bunting Special to the Press in Sports

Coaches and players in the East Penn Conference already know the name Aidan Ellwood.

The Northampton senior averaged 17.9 points per game last season and is already committed to play for Kutztown next season.

But after the K-Kids’ Dec. 8 opener against Muhlenberg, Cory Weisenberger gave the area scouts another name to remember.

The 6-1 senior scored 28 points to propel Northampton to a thrilling 59-57 win to start the season. Weisenberger scored 16 of Northampton’s 29 points in the second half, including back-to-back 3-pointers with less than four minutes to go.

Ellwood actually missed the game due to injury, but is expected back on Friday, Dec. 15 against Emmaus.

The K-Kids led 30-27 at halftime, but it was Zachary Gula, not Weisenberger, that had Schneider Gymnasium rocking in the first half. The 6-1 sophomore hit three 3-pointers in the first half and finished the game with 11 points.

Muhlenberg had Northampton on the ropes twice, first with a 24-17 lead in the second quarter, then again with a 49-41 lead in the fourth quarter. The K-Kids responded each time with Weisenberger delivering the daggers.

“A couple people had to step up, including me,” Weisenberger said.

His career-high before Friday night was 13 points and he could not recall another shooting streak like the one he experienced against the Mules.

The K-Kids ended the game on an 18-8 run. Junior Tyler Gilliard made two layups with less than a minute left and Northampton sealed the game at the free throw line.

Gilliard finished with seven points, Donte Rodriguez added six and Tyrese Brandon chipped in five.

Trey Flynn led the Mules with 17 points and Caidan Iaccarino added 14.

The K-Kids host Emmaus on Friday, Dec. 15 and Lehighton on Saturday, Dec. 16.