HNHS boys fall to Marion in sectional championship

Viking guard Taylor Harris challenges a taller Marion defender in the Huntington North Boys' Basketball Sectional championship game on Saturday, March 7.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Scott Wood pumped in 27 points to lead visiting Marion over the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, 52-36, in the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 7.

The Vikings, finishing their season at 8-14, fought the 20-3 Giants to a 10-10 draw after the first quarter of play, but then scored only six points in each of the next two frames to put themselves in a 34-22 deficit heading into the final period.

Seniors Rob Sands and Will Schenkel led the Vikings with 10 points apiece. Both also grabbed four rebounds to tie for honors in that category, and Schenkel’s overall game included a team-high three assists as well.

Marion didn’t exactly blow out bulbs in the scoreboard against the Vikings, but hit free throws when they needed to. They finished 24 of 30 for the contest, including 16 of 22 in the second half.

The Giants only managed 30 shots from the field in the contest, hitting 12 for 40 percent.

The Vikings shot only 14 of 39 from the field for 35.9 percent. They only got to the charity stripe four times, connecting on three.

Marion helped its cause by outscoring Huntington off of turnovers, 15-5, even though the Vikings only had 12 turnovers.

Marion is the host for the regional next Saturday, March 14. The Giants face 15-7 Kokomo in the second game of that regional, set for noon. Fort Wayne Snider, 22-1, will face Anderson, 20-4, in the first contest, at 10 a.m.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Rob Sands 4-9 2-3 0-0 10 4 1 3
Taylor Harris 1-8 1-3 1-2 4 1 1 5
Tannan Peters 2-6 0-3 1-1 5 3 0 4
Will Schenkel 4-9 2-6 0-0 10 4 3 4
Jordan Beaver 2-2 0-0 1-1 5 2 2 2
Nick Miller 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1
Kyle Bradburn 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
David Ballard 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Fisher 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 0
Matt Kramer 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 3
Team 4
Totals 14-39 5-18 3-4 36 21 8 22
Marion
Scott Wood 6-15 3-9 12-12 27 3 0 2
DavRon Williams 1-2 0-0 4-6 6 6 1 0
JaRob McCallum 2-4 1-3 6-6 11 3 0 3
Thad Cardell 1-3 0-0 1-2 3 3 0 1
Mikel Brigham 2-3 0-0 0-0 4 7 0 2
Brandon Dubuque 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Stace 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0
Heath Rose 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 1
Mike Marble 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 0
Andrew Mooney 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Phillip Boyd 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1
Simeon Ikudabo 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Team 3
Totals 12-30 4-15 24-30 52 26 2 10