By Erik Harris
TRUSSVILLE – A slow offensive night leads to another Hewitt-Trussville loss. Homewood left Bryant Bank Arena with a 60-33 win Monday night.
It didn’t start bad for the Huskies on their home floor as they claimed a 12-10 lead through the opening quarter of play. Center Brian Duffett made two of his three first-quarter attempts, but that’s as good as things would get.
Duffett wouldn’t score another point and the early lead was quickly erased. The Patriots took a 14-point lead into the locker room.
Youth seems to be the biggest issue for Hewitt-Trussville this season and that inexperience was on display Monday night.
“No excuses, but we have a mighty young team,” said Hewitt-Trussville head coach Mike Dutton. “I don’t want it to sound like I’m making an excuse, but we’re learning and I thought we played hard.”
Homewood capitalized on several Husky turnovers by getting easy points in transition. Easy points didn’t exist for the home team. Hewitt-Trussville went 13-for-50 (26 percent) from the floor in the game.
“We came out and turned the ball over too much in the second half so we have a lot of work to do fundamentally to get our offense back to where it needs to be,” Dutton said.
Hewitt-Trussville didn’t have any better luck from the free throw line, only making five of its 14 opportunities from the stripe.
“We didn’t do a real good job from the free throw line tonight when the game was in doubt,” Dutton said.
Sophomore Harrison Stanley was the only Husky to reach double-digit scoring. The guard finished with 12 points.
Hewitt-Trussville will look to get back on track Tuesday night at Altamont. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.