Spartans honor Walker, roll over Faith
Kerr-Vance was victorious on a night when it dedicated the court at Crawford Gym to longtime assistant coach Bob Walker.
The Spartans surprised Walker, a KVA varsity boys assistant coach for 21 years, with the news last week. Walker’s name was placed on the court in front of the home bench as well as the Spartan student section.
Walker was honored before the varsity boys’ 89-36 win over Faith Christian Tuesday.
KVA head coach Dave Carrier said the evening couldn’t have gone better as his team honored Walker with hard-nosed play in front of a great crowd.
“The crowd came to see Bob, but I think they enjoyed the ballgame,” said Carrier. “I think we won a few more fans tonight.”
Brandon Dickerson led the Spartans with 16 points. He was one of five KVA players in double figures along with Derrius Perry (15 points), R.J. Hunt (14 points, nine assists), Jake Ruggles (14 points), and Tyson Carrier (11 points).
Carrier praised the unselfish play of Hunt and Troy Bickle, who finished with two points, seven assists (one turnover) and six steals.
“I thought (Bickle) got us going in the right direction on defense and distributing the ball,” said Carrier. “He and R.J. did a great job of setting up their teammates.”