Poor second quarter costly for Vikes in loss to Carroll

A poor second quarter doomed the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, leading to a 56-43 loss to host Carroll on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

After taking a 17-11 lead on the Chargers in the first quarter, the Vikings got outscored 23-6 in the second to fall behind 34-23 at the half. The hosts bumped their advantage up to 48-34 in the third before settling for the 13-point win.

With the loss, Huntington North falls to 14-4. Carroll, a winner of nine straight, improves to 13-2.

The Vikings were paced by junior Zach Daugherty, who tallied 13 points. Junior Hank Pulver tossed in 10 points while senior Mitch Geller netted eight. Pulver and Geller also collected six rebounds apiece to help give the visitors a 25-18 advantage on the boards.

Huntington North shot 48.5 percent from the field on 16 of 33 marksmanship and 44.4 percent at the free throw line on 4 of 9 precision.

Carroll got a game-high 21 points from Daniel McKeeman, who drained 6 of 7 shots from beyond the arc.

The Charger offense made the Vikings pay for miscues, tossing in 14 points off of 16 turnovers.

Carroll converted 20 of 42 field goal attempts for 47.6 percent and 6 of 9 freebie opportunities for 66.7 percent.

Huntington North also lost the junior varsity game, 54-35.

Sophomore Jordan Hollowell and freshman Sam Thompson totaled 10 points apiece for the Vikings, 8-6.