Scherrer’s 26 leads Hornets past Eagles

January 28, 2016

by Ben Murphy

Harrison got off to a fast start in its Jack Pine Conference boys basketball game at Farwell Friday, paving way the the Hornets first win of the year.

“Harrison basically bullied us on the boards and we couldn’t stop them from scoring on the baseline,” Farwell head coach Jason MacLean said. “We dug ourselves too big of a hole going down 21-3, but I’m happy with how we didn’t quit and continued to battle until the end.”

Harrison got a fine performance from Adam Scherrer, as he netted 26 points. Jared Bennett had 13, Will Dennis had 10, Joel Coughlin had eight, Kenny Haskell had six, Jimmy Gillespie and Devin Hoffman had three each and Cameron Sherrick had two.

For Farwell, it was Austin Maxey with 17 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals, Austin Tigner had 16 points, six rebounds and three steals, Joel McComber had 12 points and four boards,
Scott Lucia had five points, two rebounds and two assits and with two points each was Logan Osborn, Anthony Yonts and Collin Maxey and with one point was Michael Dunkle.

“I’m extremely pleased with the emergence of McComber,” MacLean said. “If he can continue to be aggressive and become one of our top four scorers, then we will be more competitive moving forward. I can’t say enough about Maxey, he has played at a very high level and has played in seven of our 10 games without coming out, he’s a warrior.”

Harrison (1-7 overall, 1-6 JPC) is at Houghton Lake tonight (Friday), hosts Beaverton on Wednesday and is at Roscommon next Friday.

Farwell also played Montabella at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, Jan. 16. The Eagles lost the non-league game 66-52.

“It was a great experience for the kids,” MacLean said. “Unfortunately, we got down 17-0 and I think a lot of that was because of our game the night before against Clare. What I’m very pleased about more than anything in my two years at Farwell is that we chipped away and actually led by one in the third quarter. Ultimately though we ran out of gas and Montabella made nine-of-10 free throws dwon the stretch to pull away to win.

Maxey led the Eagles with 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals, Tigner had 15 points, eight boards, Lucia had nine points, two boards and two assists, McComber added seven points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists and Jake Riffe had five points and four rebounds.
“Great overall effort from the kids and the improvement is there, just not from a wins standpoint,” MacLean said.

Farwell (1-9 overall, 0-7 JPC) was at Coleman on Wednesday, travels to Roscommon tonight (Friday), is at Gladwin on Wednesday and is at Houghton Lake next Friday.

“We’re still building the foundation to our program and the kids are practicing with great effort and playing with a lot of energy,” MacLean said. “Size is so important and we don’t have much at all, but we are continuing to make strides.”

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