by Gary Andrews
The Northfield boys’ basketball team hosted a very talented Huntington North squad Saturday, falling to the Vikings 61-38.
Huntington got off to a quick 5-0 start on a three from Caleb Landrum and a bucket from Cody Adams. Austin Burns got the Norse on the board with a free throw, but the hot Huntington shooting continued. Kyle Platt would drain a three and was followed by a Matt Hogan bucket to increase the lead to 10-1. Tanner Wilcox would connect for the Norse to make it 10-3 before Hogan hit again to end the quarter with Huntington leading 12-3.
To start the second quarter, Noah Shear hit two free throws to make it 12-5 when the Vikings went on a run. Konner Platt would hit two free throws that started a 10-0 run as the Vikings stretched their lead to 22-5. Two Wilcox free throws made it 22-7 when Konner Platt drained a three. Down 27-9 Wilcox and Jarred Short would hit back to back buckets to make it 27-13, but again the Vikings got a bucket right before the end of the quarter by Grant Canady to lead 29-13 at the half.
Kyle Platt and Caleb Landrum would get buckets to start the third quarter to give the Vikings their largest lead of the night at 20 points. Northfield would get two free throws from Heath Miller and one from Shear, but the teams traded buckets two for one in Huntington's favor as the Vikings built their lead to 42-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Behind Austin Burns and Tanner Wilcox the Norse would get the Viking lead under 20 when Huntington reeled off 12 straight to open a 56-25 lead. With Huntington up 59-28 Tanner Wilcox and Jarred Short got hot, scoring 9 straight between the two to make it 59-38 before a Luke Reust bucket ended the night, 61-38.