MILLER, LYSELL-STEWART, LUCAS LEAD SMOKY VALLEY

By William

LINDSBORG – It was a rough go in the middle two quarters of the game on Tuesday for the Smoky Valley boys basketball team as they hosted Hutchinson Trinity and lost 52-42.

After being tied at 15-15 at the end of the first quarter, the Vikings only scored two points in the second quarter and took a 10-point deficit at 27-17 going into the halftime break.

Trinity came out and outscored Smoky Valley 15-7 coming out of the break in the third quarter and despite the Vikings outscored Trinity 18-10 in the final eight minutes of play, Trinity hung on for the final 10-point win over Smoky Valley.

On the stat sheet the one glaring difference between the two teams came at the free throw line where Smoky Valley made just 5-8 while Trinity connected on 17 of 26 trips to the charity stripe, including 10-12 by Lucas Hammeke who finished the game with 21 points for Trinity.

Ty Miller and Haven Lysell-Stewart both reached double digit in scoring for the Vikings with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Jake Lucas led the team in rebounds with seven while Lysell-Stewart grabbed six and Kade Blanchat pulled in five. Ryan Heline directed much of the offense as he recorded five assists.

Now 3-7 for the season, the Vikings will travel to Clay Center on Friday.

Hutchinson Trinity at SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Trinity            15       12       15       10       52

VIKINGS         15       2          7          18       42

TEAM STATS:           Trinity            VIKINGS

FGM-FGA                  17-44             16-51

3PTM-3PTA              1-8                  5-19

FTM-FTA                   17-26             5-8

Assists                        8                      12

Rebounds                 33                   34

Turnovers                 6                      11

Steals                         7                      5

Blocked Shots          4                      3         

Personal Fouls         12                   19

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL STATS:

Ty Miller = 11 points with 3 3-pointers, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.

Haven Lysell-Stewart = 10 points with 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 6 rebounds.

Ryan Heline = 7 points with 1 3-pointer, 5 assists, 1 rebound.

Jake Lucas = 5 points with 1 3-pointer, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals.

Jalen Elseth = 4 points with 4 rebounds.

Vincent Pickering = 2 points with 1 rebound, 1 steal.

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

Kade Blanchat = 1 points with 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 5 rebounds.

Trayton Miller = 1 blocked shot, 1 rebound.

Lukas Apel = 1 rebounds.

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