By William

LINDSBORG – A second-quarter defensive lapse and free throws were the difference on Thursday as the Smoky Valley boys basketball team came within a few points of winning only to lose at home to Hoisington, 58-52.

After being tied at 11-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Vikings defense gave up 20 points in the second quarter while only scoring 11 to fall behind by nine at 31-22 going into the halftime break.

Smoky Valley took two points off the deficit in the third quarter but were only able to take one off in the final eight minutes as Hoisington hung on to defeat the Vikings by six in the end.

Despite connecting on nine three-pointers in the game, the Vikings only made 11-of-15 free throws while Hoisington connected on 19-of-25 from the charity stripe and had three more field goals to gain the six-point win.

Smoky Valley was led by Ryan Heline as he put 13 points in the scorebook thanks to three three-pointers while also dishing out five assists and making a pair of steals.

Haven Lysell-Stewart recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while also getting a blocked shot and a couple of steals on defense.

Jake Lucas made it three Vikings in double digits as he chipped in with 11 while making a pair of three-pointers, pulling down five rebounds, and blocking a pair of shots.

The loss drops the Vikings to 3-8 as they take a road trip on Friday to battle Clay Center.

Hoisington at SMOKY VALLEY

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Hoisington    11       20       7          20       58

VIKINGS         11       11       9          21       52


Hoisington: FG: 19-37; 3PT: 1-14; FT: 19-25; AST: 11; RBS: 25; TO: 15; STLS: 8; BLKS: 6; FLS: 18.

VIKINGS: FG: 16-49; 3PT: 9-25; FT: 11-15; AST: 13; RBS: 27; TO: 14; STLS: 8; BLKS: 3; FLS: 22.


SCORING: Ryan Heline – 13; Haven Lysell-Stewart – 12; Jake Lucas – 11; Ty Miller – 6; Brandt Heble – 5; Trayton Miller – 3; Jalen Elseth – 2.

3-POINTERS MADE: Ryan Heline – 3; Jake Lucas, Ty Miller – 2; Brandt Heble, Trayton Miller – 1.

ASSISTS: Ryan Heline – 5; Jake Lucas, Brandt Heble – 2; Haven Lysell-Stewart, Ty Miller, Jalen Elseth, Kade Blanchat – 1.

REBOUNDS: Haven Lysell-Stewart 10; Jake Lucas – 5; Kade Blanchat – 4; Brandt Heble, Ryan Heline – 2; Ty Miller – 1.

STEALS: Ryan Heline, Haven Lysell-Stewart, Brandt Heble – 2; Jake Lucas, Ty Miller – 1.

BLOCKED SHOTS: Jake Lucas – 2; Haven Lysell-Stewart – 1.

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