THS boys split
The Hatchet boys basketball team kicked off the season last Tuesday with a solid win over Wittenberg before falling short against a talented squad from Medford.
The local boys made the stops they wanted in Friday’s game with Medford, but the offense struggled in the 49-36 road loss.
Tomahawk held a 17-10 lead in the middle of the second quarter, but Medford closed to 17-17 by intermission, led 32-26 after the third and closed it out with a 17-10 fourth.
“I thought we really battled and played well defensively,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We limited them to one shot on almost every possession and we really challenged their perimeter looks.
“We need to clean some things up offensively, as we had 17 turnovers, and they did a nice job capitalizing on those turnovers, especially to start the third quarter.”
Tomahawk was paced by Justin Jarvensivu (17 p, 9 r), Andrew Olson (5 p, 6 r, 3 st); Brandon Vecchio (6 p, 3 r), Jordan Roessler (5 p, 3 r) and Jordan Shilts (4 r, 4 as).
THS–FG: 2pt- 14-43 (33%); 3pt- 3-15 (20%). FT: 2-6 (33%).
The Hatchets jumped out 16-9 over Wittenberg in Tuesday’s opener, and after the Chargers closed to 31-30, THS used a 21-8 run to close out a 52-38 victory.
“For the first night out, I thought we played a good game,” Albert said. “We have some inexperienced kids playing varsity basketball and they did a good job tonight. We only had seven turnovers, which is a great effort for the first night and our defense was really solid. We rebounded pretty well and really challenged their perimeter shots.”
Leading THS were: Jarvensivu (25 p, 9 r), Vecchio (8 p, 8 r, 3 st, 2 bl), Roessler (12 p, 3 r), Olson (4 p, 5 r), Shilts (3 r, 3 st, 3 as) and Han McMahon (3 r).
THS–FG: 2pt- 12-35 (%); 3pt- 4-15 (%). FT: UA.