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Vikes battle back but come up short against Berries
Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:34 PM
The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team spent the second half of its game with visiting Logansport on Friday, Feb. 15, battling back from a nine-point halftime deficit, only to come up a point short, 68-67.
The Vikings trailed just 15-13 after the first quarter, but the Berries doubled their offensive production in the second, outscoring the Vikings 14-7, to create a 29-20 halftime lead.
Huntington North shot 62 percent in the second half, scoring 25 and 22 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, but Logansport's 56 percent shooting effort and 39 total points were enough to spoil the Vikings' bid.
Noah Reed delivered 30 points for the Vikings, 10-11, 2-5 in the North Central Conference, on 9 of 16 shooting, going 4 for 7 from three-point range and 8 for 10 at the stripe. The senior also dished out a team-high five assists and pulled down three rebounds.
Kalvin Miller added 11 points to the team's cause, followed by Kyle Platt's eight and seven from both Paul Ehler and Trenton Kern.
Logansport's Antonio Penny outdueled Reed, racking up 32 points on 13 of 24 shooting to go with six assists, four rebounds and four steals.
Jayson Higgins contributed 17 points to the Berries' offensive effort and Bo Bullard chipped in 11.
For the game, Logansport, 11-8, went 25 of 48 for 52 percent, narrowly edging Huntington North's 23 of 46 effort for 50 percent. The Berries, however, enjoyed a wide advantage in points off turnovers, totaling 16 to only four for the Vikings.
The Huntington North junior varsity won 45-35.
The Vikings got 15 points from Grant Canady, along with 13 from Derek Snyder and 12 from Konner Platt.