In any walk of life, the goal is to be consistent.
With a roster full of multi-sport athletes, the Huron boys basketball team is still looking for consistency, but took a big step in the right direction with Friday's 78-47 Sandusky Bay Conference win over host Edison.
The Tigers improved to 6-4 overall, and 5-1 in the SBC. The young Chargers fell to 1-9, 1-5.
“We haven't been very consistent, but we were tonight for four quarters,” Huron coach Bobby James said. “We've been trying to work on that. We haven't really done it, but we feel like if we can be consistent for four quarters, we're going to be OK. I think tonight was the first step towards that.”
Edison got off to a solid start to the game, opening up a quick 6-3 lead with solid ball movement and working the ball inside. However, after Luke Frankboner put the Chargers up 8-5 at the 5:21 mark of the first quarter, it was all Huron.
The Tigers proceeded to close the last five minutes of the opening quarter on a 17-2 run to open up a comfortable 20-8 lead that never again was cut to single digits.
Cody Thompson scored six straight points and eight of 10 points to ignite the Huron run, including a one-handed dunk at the 3:17 mark for an 11-8 lead. Colin McCready added five points in the surge.
“We had a couple things on our board before the game that we needed to do, and No. 1 was offensive rebounds,” Edison coach Shayne Fischer said. “I know in the first half alone we gave up fifteen.
“No. 2 was stopping them in transition, and we lost that too. Thirdly we needed to take care of the basketball, which we had been doing a better job … but to Huron's credit, they put a lot of pressure on us.”
Edison was also undone by 13 turnovers in the first half, which led to many of Huron's easy transition baskets.
For more information on this game and others, see Saturday's Sandusky Register.