Wildkats' sharp shooting hangs Vikings with loss

Viking guard Konner Platt looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during the Vikings' 69-51 loss to visiting Kokomo on Friday, Feb. 7.
Viking guard Konner Platt looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during the Vikings' 69-51 loss to visiting Kokomo on Friday, Feb. 7. Photo by Steve Clark.

Sharp shooting by visiting Kokomo hung the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team with a 69-51 loss on Friday, Feb. 7.

The Wildkats scorched the nets, shooting 29 of 46 for 63 percent. The Vikings held a 14-8 lead after the first quarter, but got blitzed by Kokomo in the second as the visitors outscored them 22-4 to build a 30-18 halftime advantage. The Wildkats led 44-32 after three frames and dropped in 25 more points in the final period to cap off the lopsided win and improve to 9-6, 2-2 in the North Central Conference.

Huntington North, 9-8, 1-3 in league play, shot 42.2 percent on a 19 of 45 showing.

Senior Matt Hogan was the Vikings' lone precision shooter, netting 17 points with a 7 for 10 effort from the field that included a 2 for 3 showing from beyond the arc. Senior Caleb Landrum was Huntington North's only other player to reach double figures, with 10 points.

Kokomo added to its register with a 9 for 12 performance from the free-throw line for 75 percent and 12 points off turnovers.

The Vikings hit 3 of 6 from the stripe for 50 percent.

Senior Kyle Platt tied for the game-high in rebounds with eight, but Huntington North lost the battle of the boards overall, 28-19.

Hogan added three assists to the Vikings' cause.

 

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Keenan Leichty 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 1 0 1
Matt Hogan 7-10 2-3 1-2 17 0 3 2
Grant Canady 1-2 1-1 0-0 3 1 1 0
Cody Adams 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2
Kyle Platt 0-7 0-2 2-2 2 8 3 1
Dylan Harter 2-2 0-0 0-2 4 0 0 0
Konner Platt 2-5 2-4 0-0 6 1 2 3
Keaton Irwin 2-7 2-7 0-0 6 0 0 1
Caleb Landrum 4-10 2-7 0-0 10 2 2 2
Cody Adams 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 1
Team 3
Totals 19-45 10-25 3-6 51 19 9 11
Kokomo
Taylor Persons 5-12 0-2 3-4 13 8 5 2
Jeron Gray 4-5 0-0 2-2 10 1 2 1
Mykal Cox 1-4 0-1 0-0 2 2 6 2
Demarius Warren 4-4 1-1 3-3 12 3 0 1
Erick Bowen 8-11 0-0 0-1 16 6 0 1
Jordan Rawlins 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Mathews 4-5 0-0 1-2 9 1 0 3
Jazimar Woodard 1-2 1-2 0-0 3 1 1 0
Marcelle Kenner 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Braandon Wilson 2-2 0-0 0-0 4 3 0 0
Team 3
Totals 29-46 2-7 9-12 69 28 14 10