By Robert Przybylo
How many players can fit on one bench? Heritage Hall had 13 players score as the Chargers beat Weatherford for the second time in three days.
Guard James Lima scored a game-high 10 points off the bench in a 54-31 victory against the Eagles on Monday night at Heritage Hall. The game was rescheduled from its original Dec. 10 date as that was the same night of the 3A football championship.
It was 5-5 midway through the first when Heritage Hall simply took over with an 18-0 run that went midway into the second quarter.
Quintaz Struble was dynamite Friday against Weatherford. Eagles stopped him, but just too many different options on this night for Chris Hamilton’s club.
Weatherford worked it down to 37-25 early in the fourth quarter but never got any closer.
The game marked the first effort for Heritage Hall’s Tanner Tepe. He had three points in limited time. He’s a transfer from Piedmont that the coaching staff is very high on.
Weatherford was paced by Zak Tuggle and Luke Stark, who each had nine points. Enjoyed getting to see Stark play in the last week.
Weatherford 43, Heritage Hall 31 (Girls)
Thought I was gonna have to eat my words there for a second. Figured the Eagles were going to be hungry after the McGuinness loss and run the Chargers out of the gym.
That didn’t happen but a good road win for Rick Wilson’s club. The Chargers just didn’t have the size to contend with Chandler Roof. When the game was still in doubt, Roof came up big and scored a game-high 17 points.
It was 20-20 midway through the third when Weatherford started to turn it on. Real good execution by Leslie Warner’s girls, but way too many missed free throws for the Chargers liking. Heritage was in the bonus for most of the second half but couldn’t convert from the charity stripe.
Freshman Ericka Wakefield continues to impress me as she had 10 points, while Carter Cloud had 7 for the Chargers. The confidence is building, though, for sure.
Kiley Brennfoerder had 9 for Weatherford, while Kimmi Sawatzky added 7 more.