MILLER, LYSELL-STEWART LEADS SMOKY VALLEY

By William

LINDSBORG – It was struggling offense which could not score more than nine points in a quarter that cost the Smoky Valley boys a victory on Friday as Hesston came to town and powered to a 21-point, 49-28 win.

Hesston held a simple three-point, 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and then pushed the advantage out to an eight-point, 23-15, going into the halftime break.

Smoky Valley could not overcome the consistency of the Hesston offense as the Vikings never scored more than nine points in a quarter while Hesston had quarters of 11, 12, 13 and 13 points in their victory.

No Vikings reached double digits in the score column though Ty Miller had nine thanks to three three-pointers. Haven Lysell-Stewart and Brandt Heble each chipped in with four.

Lysell-Stewart led Smoky Valley in the paint by grabbing seven rebounds, while Ryan Heline directed the offense and dished out five assists.

Hesston at SMOKY VALLEY

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Hesston         11       12       13       13       49

VIKINGS         8          7          9          4          28

TEAM STATS:           Hesston         VIKINGS

FGM-FGA                  19-34             10-26

3PTM-3PTA              4-11               5-10

FTM-FTA                   7-18               3-7

ASSISTS                     12                   9

REBOUNDS               21                   17

TURNOVERS             11                   20

STEALS                       11                   7

BLOCKED SHOTS     1                      0

FOULS                        11                   19

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL STATS:

Ty Miller = 9 points with 3 3-pointers, 2 rebounds, 2 steals.

Haven Lysell-Stewart = 4 points with 1 assist, 7 rebounds, 1 steal.

Brandt Heble = 4 points with 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals.

Kade Blanchat = 3 points with 1 3-pointer.

Jake Lucas = 3 points with 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal.

Trayton Miller = 3 points with 1 3-pointer, 1 steal.

Lukas Apel = 1 point.

Ryan Heline = 1 point with 5 assists, 2 rebounds.

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