Huskie boys basketball loses tournament game against Hinsdale Central

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Laurel Anstine and Sarah Driscoll

The Naperville North varsity boys basketball team lost their first game of the season against Hinsdale Central in a Hoops 4 Healing tournament game on Tuesday.

The Huskies (0-1) lost to the Red Devils (1-0) with a final score of 32-55.

Naperville North struggled to move the ball, while the Red Devils executed quick passes and a fast paced offense. A combination of missed scoring opportunities and stolen passes lead to North’s defeat. Despite the misfortunes, junior Charlie Farrell has a positive outlook on the future of their season. 

“It didn’t feel great to lose, so we’re going to think about that feeling, and just come in and fight hard tomorrow and come with a lot of energy,” Farrell said. 

Senior Jake Torcasio led the team in scoring with 8 points and senior Zeke Williams added 6. The Huskies played with energy in the second half but couldn’t overcome the first half deficit, as they trailed by 23 points at halftime. Even with an injured wrist, sophomore Luke Williams contributed 4 points.

“It was our first game, everyone was struggling with defense and all, but overall we just have to get better passes and get better next game,” Williams said. 

As the Huskies continue their season, they will strive to achieve their goals through hard work. Head Coach Gene Nolan discussed the importance of understanding how his team might not be there “yet” but they will get there if they are determined to improve. His goals for this year are the same as every year.

“Play hard, play smart, play together, and have fun,” Nolan said. 

The Huskies’ next opponent in the Hoops 4 Healing tournament is Oswego East at 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 24 in the Contest Gym. 

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