The Huskies boys varsity basketball team traveled to Concordia Academy on Friday night for a rematch with the Beacons. Concordia beat the Huskies two weeks ago by a score of 68-62 and after studying the causes of the loss, the boys felt confident in the adjustments they would make to prevent a similar outcome.
It was either great defense or ugly basketball early on as the game was scoreless for the first three minutes of action. The Huskies’ offense came alive midway through the half and kept up their hounding defense to take a 25-15 lead into the break.
The emphasis for the Huskies at halftime was to get a fast start to the second half. They did just that and pushed the lead to 15 within the first two minutes of the second stanza. Maintaining their tight defense on shooters, Concordia would continue to struggle from the field the rest of the half and would see the lead cut to no less than 9. The Huskies pulled away for a 51-34 payback win and a split of the season series.
For the game, the Huskies held the Beacons to 19% shooting overall from the field and 17% from three point land. Aaron Smith led the charge for the Huskies with 14 points and Drew Nelson added 11. Mickey Jah scored 8 points and handed out a season-high 10 assists while adding in 3 steals for a solid stat line. Tait Nelson scored 8 while Sully Jahnke added 7 points.
The boys have a quick turnaround and will play at Minneapolis Edison on Monday night.