Hot-shooting Vikings defeat Northfield, 62-55

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player David Ballard fights for rebounding position against several Northfield players on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The trio of Rob Sands, Taylor Harris and Tannan Peters combined for 47 points and led the hot-shooting Huntington North High School boy’s varsity basketball team past visiting Northfield, 62-55, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The Vikings scorched the nets for 64.9 percent accuracy from the field by hitting 24 of 37 shots. Sands led the hit parade with a 7 of 9 night on his way to 15 points, and Harris hit 4 of 5, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, on his way to 15 points.

Peters hit seven of his 14 field goal attempts on the way to a team-high 17 points.

The Vikings, improving to 5-6 on the season, never could shake the pesky Norsemen, who hit 20 of 35 of their shots for a tidy 57.1 percent, and out-rebounded HNHS 22-10.

The Vikings jumped out to a 15-11 first quarter advantage and upped the margin to 29-21 by halftime. They held a 41-35 lead after three quarters.

Jordan Beaver added to the HNHS cause with eight points. Kyle Bradburn and Peters each dished out three assists and Sands was a pest on defense as well with four steals.

Nathan VanDuyne scored a game-high 22 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line to lead Northfield. Tyler Palmer added 16 points.

The HNHS junior varsity topped their Northfield counterparts, 47-33.

A balanced scoring attack was led by Levi Lawson with 11 points, Austin Drummond with nine, Tyke Clore had eight and Austin Shoemaker notched seven.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Rob Sands 7-9 1-2 0-0 15 1 2 3
Nick Miller 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1
Taylor Harris 4-5 3-3 4-5 15 2 2 3
Tannan Peters 7-14 1-7 2-2 17 2 3 1
Jordan Beaver 3-5 0-0 2-2 8 2 1 5
Kyle Bradburn 2-3 1-2 0-0 5 0 3 0
David Ballard 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 1
Matt Kramer 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 3
Team 1
Totals 24-37 6-14 8-9 62 10 13 17
NorthField
Tyler Palmer 6-10 3-6 1-3 16 1 1 1
Dustin Echard 2-7 0-1 0-0 4 2 1 1
Corbin Dawes 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 4 1 2
Nathan VanDuyne 7-8 0-0 8-10 22 5 0 3
Kody Case 4-6 1-2 0-0 9 7 0 2
Justin Parker 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 1
Levi Allen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 2
Ryan Givens 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Team 1
Totals 20-35 4-9 11-15 55 22 4 12