SIOUX FALLS — After a first quarter where both teams battled, the Huron Tigers offense simply disappeared the rest of the game, scoring a total of 16 points the rest of the way as the O’Gorman Knights defeated the Tigers 64-27 in Sioux Falls Friday night.
The initial quarter showed the size differential of the team as O’Gorman saw big men get multiple second chances inside for easy buckets. The Tigers scored a number of buckets from deep in order to stay in the game in the first period.
The Huron offense went cold in the second quarter, going without a field goal for the first six minutes of the frame, with two free throws from Derick Siemonsma the only points for the Tigers in the second quarter, until with just over two minutes left in the quarter, when Teagan Pfitzer nailed his second three-point shot of the game.
The Knights coasted to a 10-point lead at half.
The Tigers came out cold to open the third quarter, going scoreless until Isaiah Decker scored with 3:47 left in the third quarter. By the time the first Huron basket was scored in the period, O’Gorman had built the lead up to 19 points.
The Knights held Huron to just four points in the third quarter, expanding their lead to the point of doubling up the Tigers 44-22.
The final quarter was more of the same with the final score the largest deficit of the game.
O’Gorman put 11 players into the scorebook as the Knights evened their record at 4-4 on the night. Three Knights reached double figures in scoring, led by Kade Moffitt with 18. Matt Eng scored 11 points, all in the first half, and Eddie Meylor added 10 points.
Huron falls to 2-6 on the season with the loss. Teagan Pfitzer and Jaren Schley led the Tigers with six points apiece.
Coach Jon Schouten summed up the night very well.
“Not many positives you can draw from tonight,” Schouten stated, plainly. “Very disappointed in our effort, and that’s on me.”
The Tigers host Sioux Falls Lincoln Friday.