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January 4, 2014

Hatchets drop conference game at Mt. Vernon

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MT. VERNON —

“We just won’t ball fake, we won’t do the little things. We don’t go up strong with the ball, we turn the ball over, we throw it right into their hands, unforced turnovers,” said Miiller. “It’s hard to win when you don’t get shots, and there were too many times where we didn’t get shots.”

In particular, Miiller was disappointed with his team’s reluctance to shoot the ball during the Hatchets’ final possession.

 “We’re just not very aggressive. On the last play, before the final out of bounds, I think everybody on the team had a chance to shoot the ball and no one would shoot it,” Miiller said of the final possession. Washington ran :25 off the clock before Tyler Stoll went up for a shot in the lane with 5.2 seconds left. But Stoll was fouled on the floor before the shot attempt, only Mt. Vernon’s fourth team foul of the half, resulting in the final in bounds sequence that ended with Garland’s hurried final shot.

“We’re down one and everybody had an opportunity and nobody would take the shot. We acted like we were afraid to take a shot,” said Miiller.  “We’ve got guys that are three year and two year players out there, and we just played like a young team, like a team that was playing a bunch of freshman and sophomores instead of juniors and seniors.”

Washington trailed 8-7 after one quarter and fell behind 19-10 midway through the second quarter before rebounding to forge a 19-19 tie at the half. But the Wildcats outscored WHS 12-5 to take a 31-24 lead after three periods of play.

Austin Ghirardelli, Matthew Stephens, and Tyler Stoll each netted five points for WHS, followed by three Andy Garland and two from Jake Bedwell.

Washington claimed the JV game 48-41. Carson Smith topped the Hatchets with 16 points, followed by nine apiece from Matthew Sparks and Reid Neff.

The Hatchets will host Evansville Central tonight.

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