Marc Kudrich is heating up as Valley View heads for the stretch run.
After averaging fewer than 11 points per game through the first 10 games of the season, Kudrich averaged 20 over his last 7.
Kudrich is his team’s Astra Wealth Advisors Spotlight Player of the Game for tonight's WQMY TV broadcast of a game against Wallenpaupack.
A 1,000-point career scorer and a first-team NEPABasketball.com Lackawanna League Division 1 all-star last season as a junior, Kudrich has been a guard in the past and would be in other lineup combinations, but he is playing forward for the Cougars.
Kudrich has found his shot recently, coming off screens and otherwise moving without the ball to get space needed for a quick release. Depending on matchups, he will also post up at times.
Prior to scoring 11 points in a 67-44 victory over Delaware Valley in the most recent outing, Kudrich had scored at least 22 points in four straight games and five of his previous six.
Kurdich leads Valley View in 3-pointers made (31), scoring (14.6 per game), rebounds (5.7), steals (1.6) and blocked shots (1.9). He is shooting 40 percent from the floor, 41 percent from 3-point range and 72 percent from the line.
With Kudrich leading the way, Valley View is 5-3 in the Lackawanna League and 11-6 overall.
The Cougars and Buckhorns meet in a battle of Big School teams in the Astra Wealth Advisors Super Six Power Rankings. Valley View is fifth and Wallenpaupack is sixth.
After last week's postponements -- the Wallenpaupack game was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, then to this week -- Valley View will be playing for the first time since January 25.
VIEWER’S NOTE: Tonight’s game is on WQMY, which can be found over the air at Channel 53.
Comcast cable subscribers can find the station in high definition at Channel 811. It can be viewed on Service Electric Wilkes-Barre at 504 HD, Service Electric Hazleton at 508 HD, and on Blue Ridge Cable at 617 HD or Channel 16.
The station is on satellite TV providers at Channel 53.
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