Indians win 85-45
The Hallsville Indians boys basketball team finished the regular season with a bang.
The beat the visiting Versailles Tigers 85-45.
It was a game that turned out much better than many Hallsville fans anticipated.
Hallsville Head Coach Brandon Crites and others said the Tigers were known to regularly score in the
90s, while giving up a lot of points at the same time.
That did not happen.
Hallsville scored at 12 points before Versailles go on the board.
The Indians matched them adrenalin for adrenalin, fast-break for fast-break and then some.
“We could have set a zone on them,” Crites said, “but this was working and was a good test for the rest of our defense. And ultimately, defense is what wins championships.”
Hallsville won every quarter: The first, 25-10: the second, 51-21; the third, 5-40 and polished them off, with a 40 point finish, 85-45.
Point guard Jalen George led Hallsville and the game with 26 points. AJAustene backed him up with 22 and Colton Hobbs scored 12.
Hallsville starts district tournament play at home, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March
2 against North Callaway.