Second half comeback by Vikes ruined in OT loss

A second-half comeback by the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team was ruined in overtime as host Fort Wayne Wayne pulled out a 57-52 win on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The Vikings came back from a 41-32 deficit to start the final quarter to even the contest at 47-47 after regulation, but Wayne had the last hurrah by outscoring HNHS 10-5 in the extra frame.

Mitch Geller led the Vikings, 15-6, with a game-high 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists on the night. Geller hit 11 of 13 shots from the field and both of his free throws.

Sawyer Stoltz added 13 points for HNHS.

Wayne, 12-6, jumped off t a 13-9 lead after one quarter of play and went into halftime with a 31-20 advantage.

Craig Young topped Wayne with 18 points. Kylon Jarreau notched 11 points and Dillion Redding added 10 points.

The Vikings hit 22 of 46 shots from the field for 47.8 percent. They hit the only two free throws they tried on the night.

Wayne hit 20 of 40 shots from the field for an even 50 percent. They went 11 of 13 at the charity stripe for 84.6 percent.

Zach Daugherty had three steals for HNHS.

The Huntington North junior varsity suffered a 63-31 beatdown.

Aidan Hosler had 15 points and Garrett Trout had eight to lead HNHS.