VMI Hoops: Keydets Streaking with Conference Play Approaching

Tim PollockSenior Writer IJanuary 4, 2008

After struggling through late December games, the VMI Keydets have caught fire, winning four of their last five games.   

In their most recent win against Mercer, twins Travis and Chavis Holmes combined for 46 points—and Chavis nailed a game-winning three-pointer with four seconds left to seal the win. 

Meanwhile, Reggie Williams netted his seventh double-double of the season, with 24 points and 11 rebounds.   

Statistically, the Keydets are once again posting big numbers.  Reggie Williams is leading the conference in scoring at 25.4 ppg while shooting over 50% from the field.  Chavis Holmes is getting about 18 points a game, while his brother Travis is averaging over 14 ppg. 

As a team, the Keydets are shooting a very low 32% from three-point range, but expect that number to rise.  One player doing his part to help that cause is freshman Austin Kenon, who continues to impress, earning Freshman of the Week honors last week. 

Kenon is shooting well over 40% from three-point range, and has become a legitimate fourth scoring threat for the Keydets. 

VMI’s next game is January 8th against non-conference foe Southern Virginia.  VMI begins its Big South conference schedule on January 12th against Charleston Southern.   

As for the Big South Conference:  So far, UNC-Asheville has gotten off to a surprising 10-3 start.  Meanwhile, the always dangerous Winthrop is 8-5 with big wins over  Georgia Tech and Miami. 

UNC-Asheville, Winthrop, and VMI appear to be the frontrunners for the Big South crown.