Night Hawks boys basketball take care of Richardton-Taylor

The Hettinger-Scranton C team started the Jan. 29 evening off at Richardton with a comfortable 60-45 win.  After three quarters the Night Hawks were up 55-23.

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The Night Hawks suit-up close to 15 players for the C squad, and they basically had their third team out there in the fourth quarter.  Richardton-Taylor on the other hand had only seven players, so the fourth quarter went their way as they outscored the Night Hawks 22-5.

Ethan Dupper led in scoring with 16, which included four 3-pointers.  Carson Schalesky had 14 points and seven rebounds while Jacob Dix added 12 points.

The Night Hawk JV team got off to a quick start by outscoring the Raiders 23-8 in the first quarter, and kept adding to the lead in the next three quarters.  Final score had Hettinger/Scranton winning 73-33.

Tate Resner led the way in scoring for the Night Hawks with 18, Jarad Mattis added 16 and Jaxon Mellmer finished with 10.

The Night Hawk varsity finished the evening with 66-34 win. They got on top quickly and at half time had a 41-18 advantage.  The defense of Hettinger/Scranton dictated the outcome as they created 30 Raider turnovers, which led to many easy layups.  Tanner Sanford had a nice game in the steals department.  I didn’t keep track but it seemed like he was always grabbing the ball from an opponent or stepping in front of an errant pass.

Brandon Pierce and Hayden Sadowsky provided almost two-thirds of Night Hawk scoring with 22 and 21 respectfully.  Isaiah Kludt added 10.

Denver Colgrove led Richardton-Taylor with 13.