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Vikings hold off Berries for 71-67 win
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:08 AM
Caleb Landrum scored a career-high 26 points and Konner Platt came off the bench to score a career-high 18 as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team held off host Logansport, 71-67, on Friday, Feb. 21.
Kyle Platt also scored 18 points for the Vikings, 12-9 overall and 2-4 in the North Central Conference, who had a 14 point lead late in the third quarter before Logansport made a comeback attempt.
The Vikings held a 50-36 lead late in the third frame and went into the fourth quarter with a 52-39 advantage, but the Berries, 10-6, made things interesting by outscoring HNHS 28-19 in the final eight minutes.
Landrum hit 8 of 13 hosts from the field, including 6 of 9 from downtown, and all four of his free throws for his big night, while Konner Platt went 7 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point land, for his production.
Kyle Platt was only 3 of 8 from the field, but banged in 11 of 12 free throws to lead the Vikings to an 18 of 21 performance for 85.7 percent.
Carter Skaggs led four Logansport players in double figures with 18 points. Andrew Wamsley added 13 points and A J Smith and Matt Jennings each tossed in 12 points.
The Berries took a 16-15 first-quarter lead, but HNHS went into the half with a 33-26 lead.
The Vikings shot 21 of 41 from the field for 51.2 percent, which included a tidy 11 of 21 from three-point land for 52.4 percent. Logansport wound up at 23 of 53 from the field for 42.6 percent, and added 16 of 23 from the free-throw line for 69.6 percent.
Kyle Platt had a game-high eight rebounds and Cody Adams picked off seven caroms as HNHS won the battle of the boards, 29-27.
Matt Hogan had seven assists as the Vikings came up with 15 for their 21 hoops.
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