GNC splits puts Hatchets at 6-15
The Hatchet boys split a pair of GNC games last week, falling 67-30 to Lakeland on Tuesday, but rebounding with a 45-35 triumph over Pines at home on Friday.
The Eagles hung around within 30-29 for three quarters, before the locals broke free with a 15-6 fourth.
“This was a nice win for us,” THS coach Tim Albert said. “We played well offensively, were patient and took good care of the basketball. In the second half, we did a good job of finishing around the rim, and that was a key.
“I thought we played well defensively, and really did a good job on the boards. I think we can really take a lot of positives from this win, and build on it as we head into the final week of the regular season.”
Tomahawk production came from Justin Jarvensivu (13), Jordan Roessler (10), Brandon Vecchio (9), Jordan Shilts (4), Andrew Olson (4), Aaron Schoone (2) and Easton Phalin (2).
The T-Birds steadily built its advantage in 15-6, 30-14, 47-21 and 67-30 increments.
“Lakeland has a very balanced attack, and we didn’t play our best game against a very good team,” Albert said. “They were able to get the ball into the post, and score, despite us have pretty good positioning. On the offensive end of the floor, we did a better job executing in the second half, we just weren’t able to get the open shots we got to fall.”
THS was led by Jarvensivu (17), Olson (5), Roessler (4) and Vecchio (4).
The Eagles will come to Tomahawk for next Tuesday’s WIAA regional opener. The winner heads to Peshtigo on Friday.