KHS Varsity Boys Basketball 2022-2023 Season Highlights!


Class of 2023 Senior Night KHS Boys Varsity Basketball; Photo Credit: Jana Lowe

James Knigin, Sports Staff Writer

The Kingwood High School Varsity Boys Basketball team had their work cut out for them this season. They compete in possibly the state’s most competitive district, and there are no easy wins on their schedule. Despite the numbers, the team had a good season. Varsity basketball was in two close games this season against our rivals Atascocita and Beaumont United. We put up a good fight against the number 19th team in the country (Beaumont United), only losing by nine points in the end. Despite being in many close games throughout the year, KHS basketball finished with a 6-26 record. We had eight outstanding seniors this year: Will Lowe, Brandon Gould, Braden Baker, BJ Jones, Spencer Jordan, Jordan Barnes, Austin Taylor, and Jackson Bland, who will all be missed next year. We thanked them for all they had done for the program and their leadership on Senior Night.

I asked Braden Baker his feelings about the season, and he said, “I loved building stronger bonds with my brothers and fellow seniors and getting to know the younger players and see their skills grow. “Senior Austin Taylor added, “We won some, and we lost some, but I’m most proud that we gave 100% and fought for our teammates every time we stepped on the court”.

Although this season didn’t finish how everyone had hoped, our record will improve over the next couple of years. Six returning Varsity players look to build off this season and make a run at a district championship next season. Coach Kolby Huseman is in his first year as KHS Head Basketball Coach. He is a former KHS player with a dad that was the Head Basketball Coach in previous years. I asked Coach Huseman his feelings about the season:

“This season had its ups and downs, but the main things I can say about it is how proud I am of the effort and intention our guys gave every single game. Our guys showed incredible toughness and resilience by always controlling the things they could control, and giving their whole heart and effort to teammates regardless of the result. Our guys competed every game, gave us an opportunity to win against every opponent, and played selflessly all season long and I am extremely proud of them and grateful for that. It was a joy coaching them this year, and we have a great group of young kids coming up that will build on this year and be a team to watch out for next year!” – Coach Kolby Huseman

The Mustangs will work hard during the off season and the summer to make next year a season to remember!