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Viking marksmen stick a fork in Richmond
Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:38 AM
The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team hit 73 percent of its shots in the first half and finished at 63 percent for the game on the way to 72-60 win over host Richmond on Friday, Dec. 14.
The Vikings, 4-2, fired in 11 of 15 shots from the field, including 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, as they took a 34-24 lead at halftime. They put in 8 of 15 in the second half, including 6 of 8 from downtown, in the second half for a 19 of 30, 63.3 percent effort, which included a total of 10 of 13, 76.9 percent, from 3-point land.
HNHS added to the marksmanship numbers by hitting 24 of 27 from the free-throw line for 88.9 percent.
Seniors Noah Reed and Kalvin Miller led the way for North with 20 and 18 points, respectively. Reed's effort included 9 of 10 free throws, and Miller hit 5 of 6 from the field, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range, and all four free throw tries.
Kyle Platt scored 12 points and Matt Hogan added 10 for the Vikings.
Platt had a game-high seven rebounds and Hogan and Miller added six each to lead HNHS to a 30-12 domination of the backboards.
Reed added five assists to the Viking cause.
Joel Okafor led Richmond, 3-2, with 15 points. Davious Webster added 12 points and Jacob Hampton contributed 11.
Richmond led at the first break, 17-13, but Huntington North blew through the second quarter to the tune of 21-7 to put themselves on top at the half. The Vikes held at 43-35 lead after three quarters.
In junior varsity play, Richmond won 54-51. Derek Snyder scored 17 points and Konner Platt had 14 for HNHS.