THS splits NC
The Hatchet boys started hot and hung on for a 67-60 triumph at Prentice last Monday, but fell 50-28 as a strong Valley squad in D.C. Everest improved to 9-2 on Thursday.
Tomahawk grabbed a 20-11 lead in the first quarter of the Prentice contest, and pushed the lead to 20 points in the second quarter. But the Buccaneers closed the half with a 10-0 run and used a 19-12 third to get within 48-45. A 19-15 fourth-quarter edge gave the Hatchets the win.
“It was a nice win,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We stayed composed throughout the game, and weathered several runs by Prentice. When we needed to, we stepped up and did a great job of knocking down free throws.
Hatchet scoring was paced by Jordan Roessler (23), Justin Jarvensivu (20), Brandon Vecchio (13), Andrew Olson (4), Jordan Schilts (4), sand Riley Tollison (3)
Trees stand tall
The Evergreens hit a three late in the first quarter for a 12-9 margin and carried that momentum into a 13-2 second. An 18-9 third put THS in a 43-20 hole and an 8-7 edged in the fourth wasn’t nearly enough.
“This was a tough test for us, and I thought we really competed,” Albert said. “Our offensive execution was pretty good, as we were able to run our stuff and get good looks. We just didn’t make the shots we got and we didn’t get any offensive rebounds.
“They have a real nice team, and playing a D-1 school will help us down the road in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.”
Scoring for Tomahawk were Roessler (15), Jarvensivu (9), Vecchio (2) and Olson (2).