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Vikes' second half shooting earns win over NC
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:07 AM
The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team toasted the nets in the second half and beat host New Castle, 56-44, on Monday, Feb. 10.
The Vikings hit 13 of 21 shots from the field for 61.9 percent to erase a 27-23 halftime deficit and improve to 10-8 overall and 1-3 in the NCC.
Caleb Landrum and Matt Hogan led the way for the Vikings with a game-high 20 and 15 points, respectively. Kyle Platt added nine points and was a monster on the backboards with 14 rebounds.
The Vikings wound up hitting 22 of 43 shots from the field for 51.2 percent. They hit 7 of 8 from the free-throw line for 87.5 percent.
Abe Haler led New Castle, 6-8, with 16 points. Kyle Bumbalough added 10 points.
The Trojans led 13-10 after the first quarter and had their four-point halftime advantage. The Vikings took the lead for the first time in the third quarter and led 38-36 heading into the final frame.
The Vikings' junior varsity squeaked out a 42-41 win. Luke Stroud scored 13 points to lead HNHS.