The Kathleen Red Devils, seeking to improve their 3-16 record, will host the high-flying Victory Christian Academy Storm on Tuesday night in a non-conference showdown. The Storm, currently sitting at 19-4, are one of the top teams in the state and will be a tough test for the young Red Devils.
What it is: Florida High School basketball
Matchup: Kathleen Red Devils vs Victory Christian Academy Storm
Time: Tuesday, January 30, at 7:30 pM ET
Game Type: home non- conference
Locations: Lakeland, FL
Live Stream: Watch here
Storm Looking to Continue Winning Ways
The Victory Christian Academy Storm is coming off a convincing win over their rivals, the Lakeland Christian Lions. The Storm were led by senior guard Brandon Smith, who scored 25 points in the victory. Smith is averaging 22 points per game this season and is one of the top scorers in the state.
The Storm also have a strong supporting cast, including junior forward Michael Jones and sophomore guard David Brown. Jones is averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, while Brown is averaging 12 points and 5 assists per game.
Red Devils Hoping to Upset the Storm
The Kathleen Red Devils are a young team that is still trying to find its way. However, they have shown flashes of their potential throughout the season. In their last game, a close loss to the Auburndale Bloodhounds, the Red Devils were led by sophomore guard Marcus Johnson, who scored 18 points.
Johnson is averaging 14 points per game this season and is the Red Devils’ leading scorer. He will need to have a big game if the Red Devils want to pull off the upset against the Storm.
The Red Devils also have a couple of other players who can contribute offensively, including senior forward Antonio Brown and junior guard Malik Williams. Brown is averaging 10 points per game, while Williams is averaging 8 points and 5 assists per game.
How to Watch the Game
The game will be played at Victory Christian Academy in Lakeland, Florida, and will tip off at 7:30 PM ET. You can watch the game live on the NFHS Network or by following @VictoryStorm on Twitter for updates.