HNHS Viking boys fall in double overtime, 42-39

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player Taylor Harris looks for an opening against the defense of New Castle's Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23. The Vikes lost a double-overtime thriller, 42-39.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

A last-second three-pointer in the second overtime by visiting New Castle guard Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23, sent the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team down to defeat, 42-39.

After Huntington North’s Tannan Peters tied the game at 39-all with just under 10 seconds to play, the visitors got the ball to their sophomore guard, whose 21-footer from the right side sent the Vikings to their sixth defeat in 10 outings this season.

Taylor Harris led HNHS with 16 points, including a three-pointer from the right side with 24 seconds left in the first overtime to knot the contest at 37-37 and send the game into the second overtime. He also hit a pair of free throws in the first overtime session, before Hahn hit the third of his four treys on the night to give New Castle a 37-34 advantage.

The deliberate New Castle offense limited the number of shots and points by both teams. Huntington North took a 10-6 lead after the first quarter but managed only three points in the second frame and found themselves on the bottom of a 17-13 halftime score.

The two teams combined for only 10 points in the third quarter as HNHS narrowed the gap to 21-19 at the end of three quarters.

Guard Corey Clemens scored a game high 21 points for the visitors and also led everyone with 11 rebounds.

Jordan Beaver and Rob Sands each had six points for HNHS, and Sands led the team in boards with seven and assists with three.

The Vikings shot just 13 of 33 from the field for 39.4 percent. The Trojans weren’t much better, hitting 15 of 36 for 41.7 percent.

New Castle also got the better of Huntington North in the junior varsity contest, winning 52-32.

Cole Bowman led HNHS with eight points. Levi Lawson had 10 rebounds.

The Viking teams will be back on the hardwood Friday, Jan. 30, hosting Muncie Central. The JV game starts at 6:30 p.m.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Rob Sands 1-5 0-0 4-8 6 7 3 3
Taylor Harris 5-7 2-3 4-5 16 0 1 4
Kyle Bradburn 1-7 0-1 1-2 3 0 0 0
Tannan Peters 2-6 1-3 0-0 5 6 0 1
Jordan Beaver 3-3 0-0 0-0 6 4 0 3
David Ballard 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0
Matt Kramer 1-5 1-4 0-0 3 5 2 3
Totals 13-33 4-11 9-15 39 25 7 14
New Castle
Jordan Hahn 4-7 4-6 0-0 12 2 1 2
Corey Clemens 7-17 4-14 3-5 21 11 5 2
Skylar Jones 4-6 1-3 0-0 9 2 0 1
Luke Prichett 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 0 4
Adam Kranda 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 4 0 4
Jesse Hicks 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1
Totals 15-36 9-28 3-6 42 21 6 14