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Vikings take third at Carroll Shootout
Sunday, December 30, 2012 8:29 AM
The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team placed third at the Carroll Shootout by splitting a pair of games on Saturday, Dec. 29.
The Vikings, 7-4, won both of their games on Friday, Dec. 28, but lost to Munster at noon on Saturday, 61-56, before coming back to beat Marion, 54-43, in the evening's consolation contest.
Noah Reed again led the way for HNHS in the consolation game win with 18 points and four assists. Trenton Kern added 10 points and Kyle Platt had nine.
The Vikings turned a 14-10 first quarter deficit into a 33-24 advantage at halftime. They were up 43-32 going into the final frame.
The Vikes hit 16 of 32 shots from the field for 50 percent, including 7 of 14 3-pointers for another 50 percent, and were perfect at the charity stripe in 15 attempts.
Marion, 4-7, was led by Alec Turner with 13 points and Cor'Nell Wingate with 10 points.
Marion hit 15 of 47 shots from the field for 31.9 percent.
Kern had 17 points and Reed added 16 to pace HNHS in the loss to Munster, which went on to win the tournament and stands at 11-0 on the season.
Munster piled up a 26-14 lead in the first quarter and led 36-20 at the half break. The Mustangs ran out to their biggest lead at 41-20 in the third quarter, but HNHS cut the margin to 47-35 by the end of the frame.
Drew Hackett poured in 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Mustangs. Nate Bubash added 15 points.
Kalvin Miller added 11 points for the HNHS cause, and Caleb Landrum had seven.
Matt Hogan topped HNHS on the boards with five rebounds, and Reed was the assist leader with three.
The Vikings hit only 19 of 47 shots from the field for 40.4 percent, and went 10 of 11 from the free-throw line for 90.9 percent. The Mustangs topped that by hitting 23 of 46 shots from the field for 50 percent, and added 6 of 9 from the line for 66.7 percent.