Daugherty bomb lifts Vikings past Chargers

Keegan Bartrom (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, attempts to dribble past a Carroll defender during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at North Arena. The Vikings edged the Chargers, 40-38.
Keegan Bartrom (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, attempts to dribble past a Carroll defender during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at North Arena. The Vikings edged the Chargers, 40-38. Photo by Steve Clark.

Zach Daugherty bombed in a three-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play to give the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team a 40-38 win over visiting Carroll on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Daugherty’s shot completed a comeback that seemed out of reach when Carroll jumped out to a 22-12 lead early in the second quarter. From that point forward, however, the Vikings’ defense yielded just 16 more points the rest of the evening, giving Daugherty the chance to become the hero.

The Vikings, 16-4 on the season, trailed 26-17 at halftime, but had tied the game at 31-all heading into the final stanza.

Sawyer Stoltz led the Vikings with 15 points, Daugherty added 11 and Trey Williams chipped in nine.

David Ejah led Carroll, 13-6, with 15 points.

Hank Pulver moved the Viking offense along with six assists, and he also chipped in with a game-high five steals.

The Vikings hit 15 of 33 shots from the field for 45.5 percent and added 3 of 7 at the free-throw line for 42.9 percent. The Chargers hit 15 of 38 from the field for 39.5 percent and knocked down all five free throws they tried for 100 percent.

The Vikings also won a tight junior varsity contest, 30-29, to move to 15-1 on the season.

Sam Thompson led HNHS with 11 points. Mitchell Gerber added eight points.