By Erik Harris, sports editor
KIMBERLY — Hewitt-Trussville slipped into an early deficit on Tuesday night in Kimberly, and never could climb its way back.
Mortimer Jordan sank at least 25 free throws, Blue Devil guard Aaron Devine scored 27 points and the Hewitt boys basketball team fell by a count of 63-55 on the road.
Devine opened up the scoring with a 4-point play, bagging a deep pull from the top of the key and finishing with the subsequent free throw. Mortimer Jordan went right back to the deep ball with Ty Chandler and jumped out to a 16-9 advantage heading into the second frame.
Hewitt-Trussville forward Emeka Anwah would come alive in the paint, as he worked for second-chance points, but the home team went to the half with a 29-21 lead. The sophomore finished with 14 points for the Huskies.
Turnovers and fouls continued to haunt Hewitt in the second half, while Mortimer Jordan steadily maintained a 6- to 8-point cushion all the way to the finish line.
Senior forward Tyler Pickett paced the Huskies with 17 points to go with eight more from senior guard Brelyn Turner on Tuesday night.
Hewitt-Trussville (0-3) will look to bounce back on Saturday at home against Opelika.