The Southwood boys basketball team made a run at Huntington Friday, giving the Vikings all they wanted the first half before falling 74-50.
The youthful Knights went toe to toe with the Vikings for a half, at one time leading in the second quarter. Southwood fell behind early but a bucket from alex Harmon and a three from Carson Blair knotted the score at 6 when a Viking 13-5 run ended the quarter with Huntington leading 19-11.
Playing a 4A school on their home court and trailing after one you can either give up or play like there is nothing to lose. The Knights chose the second option and behind hot shooting from Robbie Cole and Carson Blair mounted a comeback and took a 27-26 lead on a Brandin Frazier bucket. The taller Vikings bounced back and eventually led 36-29 at the half.
Things went south for the Knights in the third quarter as they struggled to find the bucket and keep Huntington away from theirs, losing the quarter 21-7 and trailing 57-36 after three.
Southwood would play right with the Vikings in the fourth, losing the quarter 17-14 for the 74-50 final.
|* Noah Kirk||8||0||0||0||1||1||0||2|
|* Alex Harmon||10||4||6||10||1||3||2||0|
|* Brandon Frazier||2||0||3||3||1||1||0||0|
|* Carson Blair||6||1||1||2||1||4||0||0|
|* Matt Nose||8||1||2||3||0||4||0||0|
The Southwood junior varsity fell to Huntington 50-37.
Peyton Trexler led the Knights with 11 points. Paul Farlow and Blake Martz added 8 points each, Christian Deeter 4, Ethan Roberts 3, Andrew Finicle 3.