Hettinger-Scranton’s boys team had been playing some good ball in each of their first four games.
Posted Dec.26, 2012
Hettinger-Scranton’s boys team had been playing some good ball in each of their first four games. Just not a full 32 minutes of it. When they took on Bison in Scranton last Tuesday they got their most consistent effort yet. Stephen Kristy owned the paint on both ends of the gym on his way to 25 points and 13 rebounds and fellow senior Tanner Stippich provided the outside efforts scoring 14 points while hitting 4 of 6 three-pointers as they blew out the Cardinals 59-28.
A strong first half saw the Night Hawks play great defense on Bison standout
Daniel Chapman limiting him to just 6 points. That defense helped them limit the Cardinals to just 17 points in the half while putting up a season high 32 points themselves.
The defense maintained as the second half began but the young Night Hawks let up a little on offense and could only manage to score 10 points in the quarter while holding the Cardinals to 9.
In the fourth quarter the Cardinals tried a half court trap to cut the deficit. That did not work. All quarter long the Night Hawks reversed the ball, hit the middle and attacked the zone getting easy baskets at the rim.
The result was a 17-2 4th quarter and a nice 59-28 victory, their first of the season.
Seven Night Hawks found the scoring column led by Kristy and Stippich. Kye Erickson chipped in 9 points and Christian Kilwein scored 2 points, and Tanner Sanford, Damon Mellmer, and Chandler Miller all hit a single three-pointer to round out the scoring. Freshman guard Hayden Sadowsky was at home sick with the flu.