(Red Oak) Atlantic defeated Red Oak 54-35 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference boy’s basketball game at Red Oak Friday night.
Atlantic junior point guard Joey Walker hit a three point buzzer beater to put the Trojans up 11-8, after one quarter of play. Walker's three point bucket was part of a 13-0 Trojan run which resulted in a 26-17 halftime lead.
But Red Oak came right back in the third quarter and outscored the Trojans 15-10 and pulled within one point 32-31 late in the stanza. Atlantic responded with a 22-4 run of their own to put the game out of reach in the final eight minutes of the contest.
Garrett Franken led the offensive charge for the Trojans with 19-points, Joey Walker scored 13, Ryan Hawkins finished the night with 12 and Nick Podhjasky chipped in 10.
Ryan Leininger led the Tigers with 18-points.
The Trojans are now 4-12 on the season. Red Oak drops to 1-14.
January 31, 2014