The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team dominated both ends of the court and thrashed host Southwood, 74-41, on Friday, Dec. 6.
Three players scored in double figures for the Vikings, 3-0, who scorched the nets, by sinking 29 of 48 shots from the floor for 60.4 percent.
Junior Caleb Landrum led all scorers with 17 points. Senior Keaton Irwin supplied 13 points and sophomore Konner Platt netted 12. The trio thrived from beyond the arc, shooting a combined 9 for 15.
Huntington North surged to a 22-9 lead after the first quarter and enjoyed a 38-25 advantage at the break. Coach Rob Irwin's squad deepened Southwood's hole to 57-30 after three frames and outscored the hosts 17-11 in the final stanza to cap the win.
In addition to scoring nine points, senior Kyle Platt corralled as many rebounds for the Vikings to record the game-high and help his team obliterate the Knights on the boards, 38-19. Platt also had a game-high six assists, and Hogan added five.
The Huntington North defense limited Southwood to 28.3 percent shooting as the Knights connected on just 13 of 46 field goal attempts for the game. Alex Harmon was Southwood's lone player in double figures, with 10 points.
The Knights, 1-1, managed to best the Vikings at the free throw line, where they sank 10 of 13 tries for 76.9 percent to 6 for 11 for 54.4 percent for the visitors.
Huntington North triumphed in the junior varsity game, 50-40.
Freshman Hunter Hollowell paced the Vikings with 14 points while sophomores Isaac Smith and Luke Stroud supplied 11 and 10, respectively. Freshman Chazz Bruce collected a game-best seven rebounds.