Hatchet boys win again

The Hatchet boys picked up another victory-improving to 4-7 on the season-when they knocked off Northland Pines 42-38 last Tuesday.

“This was another good road win for us,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We were very happy with our defensive effort. We had good ball pressure and our big guys really protected the lane well. They had eight blocks, two of which came in the final 1:30 of the game.”

Tomahawk held a 30-23 lead after the three quarters of play, but the Eagles made a serious run in the fourth, even surging ahead 36-35 at one point.

The Hatchets took over at that point, closing the game out with a 7-2 run.

“We maintained our composure in the fourth quarter and made the late run,” Albert said. “We really executed well down the stretch and got to the free throw line. We missed three bonus front ends, but then hit our free throws when we really needed to. We may have been able to stretch the lead if we had hit those bonus opportunities.”

The THS boys had jumped out to a 9-5 first-quarter lead, but Pines used a late three-pointer to slip within 15-14 at halftime.

Contributions came from: Andy Firkus (13 p, 6 r), Kyle Bartz (12 p, 5 r, 5 bl), James Kinnally (5 p, 3 bl), Jared Jarvensivu (4 p, 5 a), Tyler Jones (6 p) and Troy Timm (3 r).

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