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NC drops district opener against Huffman 18 December 2007

Posted by Joe Musarra in Analysis, Game recaps, New Caney, Updates.
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Despite jumping out to an early lead, the New Caney boys were unable to overcome Huffman Hargrave tonight after the Falcons emerged in the second quarter to break a 15-15 tie by hitting two quick 3-pointers. Huffman never looked back after taking the six-point lead, eventually taking a 55-48 win.

New Caney guards Danny Fernandez and Kevin Boyd helped the Eagles to to a hot start, as Fernandez kicked in eight first-quarter points, while Boyd added a 3-pointer.

Huffman’s stout defense took over during the second quarter, holding the Eagles to only five points and forcing several ill-advised shots.

New Caney fought back hard in the second half but was never able to close the gap. Huffman nursed a six-to-eight-point gap for the remainder of the game, fending off a flurry of Boyd 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Fernandez and Boyd lead all Eagle scorers with 19 and 13 points, respectively, with 12 of Boyd’s points coming off of threes.

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