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Tigers get victory on road trip to Tulare


February 24, 2021

Ipswich dominated Hitchcock-Tulare 56-39 in a varsity boys' non-conference high school basketball confrontation last Tuesday in Tulare.

Ipswich strung together a double-figure 18-6 first-quarter lead, upped that to 37-16 at the half and 48-23 after three quarters. And its largest lead would then be 27 points early in the final stanza.

Ipswich landed 10 players into its scorebook with a very balanced attack. Josh McQuarie led things with 12 points and he included one trey. There were then a trio of eight-point scorers for the Tigers that evening -- Taylor Thorson, Ty Kadlec with two treys and Matt Hettich. Eric Severson netted five points and Carter Geditz, four points. Dylan Owens, Jordan Nierman and Colby Sylte each added a trey for their three points. Carson Gohl scored two points to complete their scoring effort. Ipswich also utilized 16 assists, paced by McQuarie with four.

The host team was led by Jackson Maynard's game-high 17 points. But their next highest scorer that evening would be Erik Salmen with seven points. Only six other Patriots scored. They were 15 of 52 in total floor shots with a lone accurate trey and went 8-10 at the free throw stripe. Ipswich responded with a warmer 23-52 floor-shot evening that included those six treys. The Tigers were 4-8 in free throw tries.

Ipswich was able to pull down 32 rebound attempts, led by McQuarie, Severson and Kadlec with five each. The Patriots collected 37. Ipswich committed 17 turnovers; H-T, 25 and 15 of those were directly caused by Tiger steals. Thorson and Kadlec each had three thefts.


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