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.
|* Juwan Carter||6||0||2||2||0||0||0|
|* Brodie Hough||0||0||1||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|
Huntington won the junior varsity game 45-34
|* Eryk Weber||12||1||8||9||0||0||1|
|* Justin Beauchamp||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|* Luke Mattern||8||0||1||1||2||0||1|
|* Austin Vinopal||2||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|* Kaleb Kelsheimer||8||0||3||3||0||0||1|