Hinckley-Finlayson boys basketball team hosted Rush City on Tuesday night.
The Tigers jumped out to the early lead, though the Jags kept it close. But much like it has all season the Tiger defense began to cause problems, mainly in the way of turnovers. As turnovers piled up for the Jags the points started to fall for Rush City. When Rush City wasn't creating turnovers, the Jags gave themselves plenty of opportunities to score and close the gap. Unfortunately, the rim was not so friendly and took some bad bounces. Rush city went into half up 34-18.
Despite trailing at half, the Jaguars had a game plan and stuck to it in the 2nd. Their defense kept Rush City off the board for the first five or so minutes of the 2nd half. But sooner than later the Tigers found their groove and points began to flow. But it wasn't one sided as the Jags offense also began to gain some momentum and get themselves back in the scoring column. Both teams battled to the end but sadly for H-F the lead was to large with little time left. Rush City came out on top 62-36.
The Tigers improve to 10-8 on the year and 8-3 in conference play. They will host Mora on Thursday.
For Hinckley-Finlayson the loss puts them at 9-13 on the year and 6-5 in the conference. They will travel up to Proctor on Friday.
Cyliss LaFave 15
Seth Olson 6
Griffin Stiel, Levi Degerstrom and Jordan Masterson 3
Trey Visser, Everett Ausmus amd Chase Klar 2
Anthony Dass 19
Dakota Schmidt 11
Landon Mold 10
Nolan Stepp, Braeden Rood and Chase O'Flanagan 5
William Volk 4
Jamison Wood 3