Muncie Central hangs loss on Vikes

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team hung with host Muncie Central for a quarter, but faded after that to get hung with a 60-43 loss on Friday, Jan. 31.

The Vikings, 8-7, 1-2 in the North Central Conference, put up 18 points to the Bearcats' 23 in the opening frame, but managed only seven to their 12 in the second quarter to trail 35-25 at halftime. Things got worse in the third period, with the hosts knocking down 14 points to Huntington North's three to expand their lead, 49-28. Coach Rob Irwin's squad outscored the hosts 15-11 to close out the game, but it was too little, too late, as Muncie Central rode out the double-digit win.

The Bearcat defense clamped down in the second half, limiting the Vikings to 29.4 percent shooting versus a 47.6 percent mark in the first. Muncie Central also capitalized on turnovers, netting 13 points off as many Huntington North miscues.

Senior Keaton Irwin was the lone Viking to score in double figures, with 13 points.

For the game, Huntington North shot 15 for 38 for 39.5 percent and 7 for 10 from the free throw line for 70 percent.

Marcus Dukes led the Bearcats, 7-3, 2-1 in league play, with 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting.

Muncie Central hit 24 of 43 shots for 55.8 percent and 6 of 12 from the stripe for 50 percent.

Junior Caleb Landrum corralled six rebounds to give the Vikings a 25-23 edge on the boards.

Huntington North lost the junior varsity game, 56-30. Sophomore Luke Stroud paced the Vikings with 10 points.

 

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Keaton Irwin 5-7 3-4 0-1 13 0 1 1
Matt Hogan 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 3 1 1
Caleb Landrum 4-6 1-3 0-0 9 6 1 2
Cody Adams 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2
Kyle Platt 2-7 0-2 1-1 5 4 2 1
Konner Platt 2-7 1-5 1-2 6 1 1 3
Keenan Leichty 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 0
Grant Canady 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 2 1 3
Isaac Smith 1-2 1-1 0-0 3 0 0 0
Hunter Hollowell 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Luke Stroud 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Luke Reust 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
dylan Harter 0-0 0-0 2-2 2 1 0 0
Team 7
Totals 15-38 6-17 7-10 43 25 7 13
Muncie Central
Darryl McKinney 3-8 2-7 0-0 8 2 1 1
Marcus Dukes 8-12 1-2 1-4 18 1 3 1
Joe Williams 5-8 2-5 1-2 13 0 0 0
Brent Sharp 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 3
Jay'lin Barnes 3-5 1-2 2-4 9 8 1 2
Trent Hatfield 1-1 0-0 2-2 4 2 0 4
Casey Thompson 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Corthen 4-7 0-1 0-0 8 4 0 0
Team 3
Totals 24-43 6-17 6-12 60 23 5 11