Strong Second Half Not Enough For Apaches

On a cold blistery night Tuesday the Wabash Apache basketball team played host to the Huntington North Vikings with the temperature being much warmer in the gym. The Vikings raced out to a 10-0 lead to start the game before the pesky Apaches made a second half surge that fell short with Huntington winning 63-52.

Konner Platt and Hunter Hollowell hit back to back three pointers to start the night, then got buckets from Platt and Sam Daugherty to lead 10 -0 just halfway into the quarter. Taylor Vigar stopped the bleeding with two free throws and the Apaches got buckets from Travis Easthom, Juwan Carter and a three from Owen Yeadon to cut the Viking lead to 17-10. Konner Platt ended the scoring in the quarter with two free throws as Huntington led 19-10.

Sam Daugherty would have the hot hand to start the second quarter, hitting twice to boost the Viking lead to 23-10 when Taylor Vigar scored twice to make it 23-14. The Vikings would then go on an 8-0 run with Isaac Smith doing most of the damage to increase the Huntington lead to 31-14. Vigar and Chase Dirig would close the gap to 31-18, but the Vikings got buckets from Granville Shultz and Cody Adams to lead 35-20 at the half.

Coming out in the third the Apaches picked up the defensive pressure and forced the offense to make it a game real quick. Tyler Hough hit twice and was followed by a Marcus Jones bucket to cut the Huntington lead to 35-26. After a Nolan Betterly bucket the Apaches would get 5 straight points from Taylor Vigar as the Viking lead was cut to 37-31 with 3:55 to go. Konner Platt stopped the Wabash run with a three, but buckets from Tyler Hough and Juwan Carter made it 40-35. Hunter Hollowell would then hit a bomb for Huntington and was followed by a Isaac Smith free throw to increase the lead to 44-35, but two Carter free throws, plus a Vigar and a Hough free throw made it 46-39 with a quarter to go.

Granville Shultz hit the first three buckets of the fourth quarter as the Vikings opened a 52-39 lead, but back came the Apaches. Taylor Vigar hit two free throws and the Apaches got a three from Owen Yeadon and a free throw from Chase Dirig to close the gap to 52-45. Shultz would then hit his fourth bucket of the quarter which was a three and the teams traded buckets until the two minute mark and Huntington leading 59-49. Owen Yeadon would then find the range from behind the arch again to make it 59-52 with 1:40 on the clock, but the last four points of the game were scored by the Vikings from the free throw line for the 63-52 final.

Name PTS ORB DRB TR AST BS ST
* Juwan Carter 6 0 2 2 0 0 0
* Brodie Hough 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Tyler Hough 8 0 3 3 0 0 0
Owen Yeadon 9 1 2 3 0 0 1
Travis Easthom 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
* Chase Dirig 5 0 3 3 0 0 0
* Taylor Vigar 20 2 3 5 2 0 1
* Marcus Jones 2 3 1 4 0 0 0
Eryk Weber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaleb Kelsheimer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Huntington won the junior varsity game 45-34

Name PTS ORB DRB TR AST BS ST
Levi Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kory Fuller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Eryk Weber 12 1 8 9 0 0 1
* Justin Beauchamp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cal Stone 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Aiden Benysh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Luke Mattern 8 0 1 1 2 0 1
* Austin Vinopal 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Matt Jones 2 1 1 2 0 0 0
* Kaleb Kelsheimer 8 0 3 3 0 0 1
Austin Wieland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Stein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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