Hatchet boys trumped in home opener
The Tomahawk Hatchet boys basketball team struggled offensively on Friday December 8, falling to Antigo 56-16 in their 207-18 Great Northern Conference opener.
Antigo’s half-court zone defense gave the Hatchets problems all night, as Antigo forced 38 Hatchet turnovers, leading to 45 Antigo points. Antigo led 10-0 before Tomahawk was able to get their first points of the game on a free throw. The Red Robins would build their lead to 21-1 before the Hatchets would hit their first field goal of the night to make it 21-3. The Red Robins would increase their lead to 31-8 before the halftime break.
In the second half Antigo would outscore the Hatchets 25-8 on their way to the 56-16 victory.
“We faced a very good defensive team, but it wasn’t a surprise what they did,” Hatchet head coach Tim Albert said. “We knew they were going to put immense pressure on us offensively in the half-court, we just didn’t handle it well. We didn’t pass fake well enough to influence their defense and that led to our struggles.”
Tomahawk will be looking for a better result as they travel to Lakeland on Friday to take on the T-Birds.