THS tips Eagles
The Hatchets gave up a rally in last Tuesday’s 44-36 loss to Lakeland, but rallied for a 63-58 triumph over Northland Pines on Friday.
Tomahawk turned a 15-14 deficit into a 31-27 halftime lead that held up to 47-43 through the third. The Eagles hit a three at the buzzer to cut a 63-55 deficit to its final state.
“It was a nice offensive game, we executed pretty well, especially in the half-court” THS coach Tim Albert said. “On defense, we allowed them to penetrate too much, and we didn’t do a good enough job of locating their shooters.”
Hatchet scoring was paced by Jordan Roessler (25), Justin Jarvensivu (15), Brandon Vecchio (13) and Andrew Olson (6).
THS held an 18-13 lead midway thorough the second quarter, but Lakeland rallied to leads of 22-18 at the half and 32-24 after the third. Both scored a dozen in the fourth.
“We got off to a very good offensive start,” Albert said. “We ran our stuff and found the open man with good ball movement. (But) we had three turnovers during the T-Bird run that led to easy baskets for them. We also gave them a couple of second-chance opportunities.
“We executed well, but couldn’t get anything to fall in the third. We executed very well against their zones, but missed a couple easy ones that would have made it a one possession game. Lakeland then did a good job of hitting their free throws down the stretch.
Points were provided by Roessler (15), Vecchio (11) and Jarvensivu (8).