Sophomore duo pacing lethal Loomis offense
Loomis sophomores Quinn Johnson and Shay Swanson are helping lead a potent Wolves attack this season. Both Johnson and Swanson cracked the starting lineup their freshman season and now in their second year, they have helped Loomis to a perfect 16-0 record.
"Shay drives really well, we find each other," Johnson said. "We've been playing with each other since the third grade. We just know where each other is at, he just drives and finishes."
"We've been playing with each other going on six years. Drive and kick is just what we're used too," Swanson said. "Quinn is a very good shooter, he can hit anywhere inside half-court I'd say."
This season, Johnson is averaging 16.6 PPG, while Swanson is averaging 12.6 PPG. They both rank in the top three on the team, with senior Joshua Marcy averaging 12.8 PPG.
With two more years of both Swanson and Johnson, the future seems bright for the Wolves.
"It's very bright. They do a lot of great things. They want to keep getting better," Loomis head coach Drew Billeter said. "They're going to be a tandem to deal with for the next couple of years which is fun. It's fun just having them this year, we try to not look too far ahead... cause it's fun to enjoy the moment."
Loomis looks for its first state title since winning it all back in 2004. Their next game is Thur. Jan 30 at Axtell.