Hawks soar past Harman

HARMAN — The South Harrison Hawks swooped into Harman Monday and flew away with a 87-47 victory over the Panthers in boys varsity basketball action.

“South Harrison shot the lights out,” HHS coach Darrell Barnett said. “I don’t know how many three-pointers they made. They’d spread it out up top, set a screen and swing it around before we could get to the base line and cover it, they’d knock down a three. I don’t think they missed a three, if they did it wasn’t very many. We tried to press a little bit and I think by the third quarter we started getting a little better at our press. Hopefully that will pay off for us in the future.”

Three Panthers reached double figures in scoring. Braydon Huffman set the pace with 15 points, while Michael Lambert added 11 points and Shane Varner scored 10 points. Other key contributors to the offense included Josh Conti and Clayson Knott with 4 points each and Clayton Eye, with 3 points.

Nick Fenstermacher nailed 6 three-pointers in the first quarter and finished the game with 23 points. Teammate Brent Barnett chipped in 18 points and Taylor Smith added 12 points.

“We just missed our chances,” Barnett said. “Our guys are young, and they need to grow a little bit. The game is just moving a bit to fast for them, that’s why they missed opportunities. We missed a lot of easy shots in the first quarter. That would have made it a little bit closer, but they were knocking them down.”

Harman (2-8) is set to host Union today at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the contest, the Harman and Union girls varsity teams will square off at 6 p.m.