By Kyle Parmley
TRUSSVILLE — Class 7A second-ranked Mountain Brook proved too much for Hewitt-Trussville on Tuesday night, as the Spartans knocked off the Huskies 70-38 in an Area 6 matchup.
Hewitt-Trussville (6-14, 0-3) hung around for the majority of the first half, but a run from Mountain Brook late in the second quarter gave the Spartans a 39-24 halftime advantage.
“I think we can build on that, because we played well in the first half,” Hewitt-Trussville sophomore shooting guard Harrison Stanley said. “It will help us moving forward.”
Stanley did more than the average shooting guard on the night, trying to help his team in every way possible. His game-high 15 points and six rebounds came on two 3-pointers and several instances in which he corralled a loose ball in the paint and put it back in. Even with the success, Stanley does not want to stay down low.
“I’m a shooter,” he said.
The story of the night was the officiating crew, as neither team was able to gather any sort of rhythm amidst a stream of whistles and delays. Both teams received delay of game warnings in the first half, and both teams were administered technical fouls for additional infractions.
Mountain Brook’s Terrell Guy led the Spartans with 13 points as he went 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Standout junior Jack Kline was held in check for most of the night, as the Huskies held him to nine points.
Glenn Horsley had a solid night for Hewitt-Trussville, as he also got to the foul line quite a bit. The majority of his nine points came from a 7-of-9 performance from the charity stripe.
The Huskies will try to notch their first win in area play as they welcome Spain Park to Bryant Bank Arena on Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.