By The Den's Mike Rice
While it was senior night on the floor and camo night in the pit, the theme for Tuesday night's Huntington North/Northfield game easily could have been "three's company".
Huntington North senior Trey Williams would draw first blood, dropping a 3 ball to stake the Vikings to a 3-0 lead in the game's opening moments.
It wouldn't be long before a plethora of other Vikings and Norsemen would join in on the action, as the two teams would finish the contest with a combined 17 three pointers, from 11 different players.
A long ball from fellow senior Keegan Bartrom and two old fashioned three point plays from seniors Hank Pulver and Sawyer Stoltz helped push the hosts into the first break with a 14-7 lead.
Any hopes the Norsemen had of pulling an upset were quickly squashed as Huntington North would torch the nets of Bob Straight Court for 25 second quarter points, expanding their lead to twenty points, 39-14 at the half way point.
Northfield attempted to jump start their offense with a score from behind the arc to open the second half, but would be countered by another Viking senior, Zach Daugherty hitting a three of his own.
The Norsemen were able to nearly double their first half output, putting up 12 points in the third stanza, but the Vikings tallied 18 of their own, running their lead to 57 to 36.
The game's final quarter would feature buckets from the last of the HNHS seniors Garrett Trout, Brett Kaylor and Adam Zahm, as all twelve Vikings would score, at least. one point on the night.
Huntington North closes out the home court portion of their season with a 71-41 victory, moving their record to 18-4.
Stoltz topped Huntington North with 13 points. Daugherty and Pulver followed with 12 each, Jared Peas paced Northfield with 12 points.
HNHS 14 25 18 14 - 71
NHS 7 7 12 5 - 41
Huntington won the the Junior Varsity tilt, as well, breaking the game open with a 23 point fourth quarter.
HNHS JV 8 12 9 23 - 52
NHS JV 5 9 3 5 - 22
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