Ottawa holds off second-half surge from Kaneland in 45-42 win

Anthony Cooper leads Pirates with 26; Knights slice 15-point third quarter deficit to one in final minutes

“The kids played hard tonight, but came up just a little short at the end.”

—  Kaneland boys basketball coach Ernie Colombe

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.