Harrison ends 24-game skid

December 27, 2013

Clare’s Kenzie Humphrey puts a move on a Harrison defender.

Clare’s Kenzie Humphrey puts a move on a Harrison defender.

It took overtime but Harrison finally cracked into the win column on Wednesday, Dec. 18, snapping a 24-game losing streak. The Hornets topped visiting Jack Pine Conference foe Roscommon 63-58 in overtime.

“(We) were glad to finally have a home game after a tough two game road trip,” Harrison head coach Jim Hoshield said. “They came ready to play… From the first tip to the last whistle there was no quit on this team. They could have folded up their tents and went home but they battled a tough team from Roscommon to the end.”

The Hornets had starter Bret Coughlin pick up three early fouls but according to Hoshield, Masa Higa played well as Coughlin sat and Harrison led 25-20 at the half.

The Bucks however tied things up at 49-all to force overtime.

“Second half was back-and-forth all the way, no one being able to make that big run to put it away,” Hoshield said.

The Horntes had three starters foul out before the start of the extra session but Tod Stier scored five points in overtime to help Harrison pull off the 63-58 win.

“This was a team effort, they gave everything they had and it showed,” Hoshield said. “We got that win they have been waiting for and the fans were tremendous.”

Michael Taylor led Harrison with 16 points and Clay Dennis had 14.

Harrison had its game at Clare, scheduled for Friday Dec. 20 postponed to Jan. 29 due to weather.

The Hornets (1-2 overall, 1-1 JPC) resume play at Marion Jan. 6.

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