The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team was edged by host Warsaw, 50-46, on Saturday, Dec. 7, for its first loss of the season.
Huntington trailed 9-4 after the first quarter and 20-13 at halftime. Although the Vikings managed to outscore the Tigers in the game's second half, the hosts nursed a 33-28 lead after three frames and preserved a four-point cushion for the win.
Senior forward Kyle Platt led Huntington North, 3-1, with 17 points and a team-high six rebounds. Junior forward Caleb Landrum added 15 points.
Warsaw's Nate Pearl netted 12 points and Jake Mangas tossed in 11. Rashaan Jackson and Jordan Stookey came of the bench to contribute 11 and eight points, respectively, and the Tigers' non-starters scored 23 points to only six for the Vikings.
Coach Rob Irwin's squad shot 15 for 33 from the floor for 45.5 percent and 9 for 13 from the free throw line for 69.2 percent.
Warsaw went 8 for 15 in the field in the first half and duplicated that effort in the second to finish 16 for 30 for 53.5 percent. At the charity stripe, the hosts made 17 of 26 for 65.4 percent.
The Tigers' Paul Marandet matched Platt's efforts on the boards with six and Warsaw topped Huntington North in rebounding, 23-15.
The Vikings lost the junior varsity game, 44-21.
Sophomore Luke Stroud produced six points for Huntington North, which converted only 5 of 28 field goals 17.9 percent. Freshman Chazz Bruce pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.