Nick Kellogg has learned that when he's not having one of his better games, the DeSales High School boys basketball team has plenty of weapons in its arsenal.

Nick Kellogg has learned that when he's not having one of his better games, the DeSales High School boys basketball team has plenty of weapons in its arsenal.

When he is at his best -- as he was Friday night in the Hoop it Up game of the week at Worthington Christian -- the results can be devastating to opponents.


Kellogg scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting as the Stallions won 72-55 to improve to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in the CCL.


When the Stallions beat the Warriors 54-49 on Dec. 12, Kellogg was held to seven points but Nick Goff stepped up to score 21.


"I think they focused a little too much on me the first time we played them," Kellogg said. "We have other guys who can step up when I'm not having a good game. It's great because we've got a lot of veteran guys. I feel like we're starting to reach our potential."

Almost from the get-go Friday, it was clear that Kellogg would lead the way.


He made four 3-pointers in the first half, including one with 3 minutes, 18 seconds before halftime that gave the Stallions a 32-21 lead.


DeSales led 38-24 heading into the third period despite a 13-point first half by Worthington Christian's Brian Hecker.


Hecker did not score again, however, and was forced to sit for most of the fourth period after taking an elbow to the shoulder. Hecker received an X-ray after the game, but results were inconclusive regarding the seriousness of the injury.


"We did a nice job getting the tempo where we needed it to be," Stallions coach Blair Albright said. "We were able to do a good job of turning our defense into offense. We shot 53 percent from the field, which is by far our best of the year."


Without Hecker on the floor, the Warriors fell behind by as much as 20 in the final period. Christian Hawkins added nine points and Alex Scott scored eight for Worthington Christian, which slipped to 10-4 and 3-3.


"When you look at what (Kellogg) did, he's being recruited by Division I schools, and when you add the four other guys, they have a lot of threats," Warriors coach Kevin Weakley said.