Geller fires in 15 as Vikings get 15th win

Viking Hank Pulver gets ready to drop in two points in action against visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 9. Pulver had a perfect night, connecting on all four shots from the field and all three free throw tries, as the Vikings won, 49-40.
Viking Hank Pulver gets ready to drop in two points in action against visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 9. Pulver had a perfect night, connecting on all four shots from the field and all three free throw tries, as the Vikings won, 49-40. Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Mitch Geller fired in 15 points to lead the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 49-40 win over visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 9.

Geller connected on 5 of 7 shots from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to help the Vikings improve to 15-5 on the season overall, 4-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Hank Pulver was perfect on all four of his shots from the field and all three of his free throws for 11 points, and Sawyer Stoltz added nine points.

The Vikings held a slim 10-9 advantage after the first quarter but outscored the Knights, 12-5, in the second stanza to go into halftime with a 22-14 lead. Norwell narrowed the margin to 31-28 after three quarters, but the Vikings expanded the margin back out the final conclusion.

Will Geiger scored 14 points to lead Norwell, 10-9.

The Vikings hit 14 of 32 shots from the field for 43.8 percent on the nightht and connected on 19 of 23 from the charity stripe for 82.6 percent.

Norwell hit only 16 of 45 shots from the field for 35.6 percent. The Knights only went to the line five times, hitting four for 80 percent.

Geller led the Vikes on the boards with seven rebounds. Pulver was the assist leader with three, and Stoltz blocked four shots.

The Viking junior varsity won, 53-46, to improve to 10-6 on the season.

Aidan Hosler led the way with 25 points. Devin Newcomb added 19.