Northwest hands Huntington season-ending loss Too much Leslie was too much for Huntsmen to overcome
The Huntington Huntsmen had their season come to an end at Waverly in the sectional championship as they lost 58-48 to Northwest of the Southern Ohio Conference II.
Things started well for Huntington Friday night as they were able to establish their inside game to build an early three-point advantage after one period of play. Despite Northwest catching fire from the three- point line in the second quarter, Huntington still only trailed by one at the half at 28-27, and the Huntsmen had held Northwestâ€™s top player Hank Leslie to just eight points.
Unfortunately for Huntington, the second half told a different story. Leslie scored 21 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, and with the exception of a little spurt early in the fourth quarter that did see Huntington trim a nine point deficit to just two, Huntington really struggled on the offensive end. Senior C.J. Seymour led the Huntsmen with 12 points and classmate Kyle Deal scored nine points. Sophomore Dylan Gragg was held to just nine points â€“ eight points below his season average.
ZT WINS SECTIONAL TITLE
Zane Trace was in a dogfight Friday night for the first three quarters against a Crooksville team that plays in the highly competitive Muskingum Valley League; however, the SVC champs found their groove in the final period as they rolled to a 59-46 sectional championship win.
The Pioneers were led by Kirk Maxwellâ€™s 17 points. Gabe Haynes added 12 points while Rick Chamberlin posted nine points and nine rebounds