Red Raiders hand THS final GNC loss
A three-game win streak came to an end in Friday’s 48-36 home loss to Medford.
The Raiders dominated early, turning an 11-0 start into a 23-4 lead by the end of the first quarter with help from 11 Tomahawk turnovers. Medford pushed it to 32-8 by halftime as the turnover number climbed to 17.
“We are a much better team offensively than we showed in the first half of tonight’s game,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We made bad decisions and didn’t find the open man. We also didn’t help each other out and failed to rotate quickly leaving our teammates in bad positions on the floor.”
“Our lack of offensive execution led to many easy baskets for Medford.”
The Hatchets out-scored Medford 28-16 in the second half, largely due to cutting their turnovers to just seven. Twelve of the Raiders’ points came at the line, as they reached the bonus and double bonus early in the fourth.
“We did what we wanted to do better offensively in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter,” Albert said. “We got good looks with our cuts and ball movement and we made some shots. It was just a really poor start and we couldn’t get the Raider lead down to double digits.”
THS production came from: Jacob Sabielny (10 p); Jordan Roessler (9 p); Jared Jarvensivu (7); Lorne Ahrens (4 p, 3 r); C. Schoone (5 r); Philip Skubal (3 r).
Tomahawk dropped to 7-12 overall and 2-10 in the GNC, good for sixth. Medford finished 8-4 for second and was 14-6 overall. The Hatchets hosted Pines (0-11 and 0-19) in the regional opener on Feb. 25. The winner plays at Clintonville (9-12, 5-6, 6th Eastern Valley) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.