THS starts playoffs with bang
The Hatchet boys captured a playoff victory for the fourth consecutive season in last Tuesday’s 63-56 contest with N. Pines.
But the season ended at Peshtigo on Friday, with the Bulldogs’ 51-25 triumph.
After a 17-17 first quarter, Tomahawk would trail Pines 38-29 at the half. But THS used a 16-4 third quarter to go up 45-42 and closed it out with an 18-14 fourth.
“It was great to come back from the nine-point deficit,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We really amped it up on defense and that allowed us to get the win.
“On offense, we had four first half turnovers, but none in the second half. That was a great effort by the kids.”
Tomahawk scoring came from Justin Jarvensivu (23), Brandon Vecchio (15), Jordan Roessler (14), Andrew Olson (6), Jordan Shilts (3) and Easton Phalin (2).
The Bulldogs used a 14-1 run in the second to build a 26-9 lead and cruise to the win.
“Peshtigo played a very good game on both ends of the floor,” Albert said. “Their length and physical play on the defensive end of the floor gave us problems and we didn’t play as well as we would have liked.”
Hatchet production came from Roessler (6), Vecchio (6), Riley Tollison (5), Jarvensivu (3) and Olson (3).
“We had a great group of seniors this year, that really represented our basketball program, school and community with great pride and dedication,” Albert said. “We have a good group of underclassmen coming back. Our JV team was 10-12 and ourfreshman team finished 15-5 so we are looking forward to working with those returnees next year.”