Kuhar fitting in at Roman
Article credited to NorthEastTimes.com
Last year, he was a reserve on an Archbishop Ryan High School basketball team that lost in a third-place game in the District 12 playoffs.
This year, Kuhar is a starter on the Roman Catholic basketball team that just won the District 12 Class AAAAAA championship.
It’s a huge difference.
“Last year was good, I didn’t play much point guard because we had Austin Slawter, but I would play some,” Kuhar said. “I came here this year, and I worked my way onto the team. I had to earn my way into the lineup.”
On Saturday, he was a huge reason for the Cahillites’ success in a 68-59 victor over Abraham Lincoln in the city championship game at South Philadelphia High School.
Kuhar, who was playing with foul trouble, scored nine points and handed out seven assists as the Cahillites won their third-straight District 12 crown. Roman will now meet Perkiomen Valle on Saturday at 5 p.m. in a state playoff game at St. Joe’s Prep.
Another transfer, Allen Betrand, who attended Samuel Fels last year, scored 12 points for Roman in a game that was tight at times and knotted at 31 at intermission.
While both teams showed flashes of brilliance, both teams had a hard time getting into the flow of things. Overall, the teams combined for 49 personal fouls.
The Cahillites were without the services of Lynn Greer, a freshman who saw time at point guard during the season. Without him, the Cahillites were still in good hands.
“I’m more of a point guard,” Kuhar said. “That was my position growing up. I’ve played other positions, I’ll play wherever they need me, but point guard is my natural position. It’s the one I like playing the most.”