Hohenfels boys debut with a sweep
By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 1, 2018
HOHENFELS, Germany— The Hohenfels boys basketball team went into Saturday without having a played a game this season.
The Tigers finished it with a two-game winning streak.
Hohenfels topped AFNORTH 47-38, then blitzed Brussels 51-19.
The Tigers started their victory streak in a heated game with the Lions, where, for the first three periods, the teams traded almost point for point.
It wasn’t until the third period when Hohenfels began to stack up a decent lead, 31-26.
But the Lions wouldn’t go down without a fight.
AFNORTH’s Keoni Gallman – who finished with a game-high 14 points - had several solid baskets in the beginning of the fourth period and the Lions briefly pulled ahead of the Tigers, 34-33.
But after that, Hohenfels found its groove, passed the ball more, and began racking up points.
The Tigers took up where they left off against Brussels, scoring early and often and were never really threatened.
Hohenfels’ forward Julian Walker was unable to make it to the first half of the game, as he and several other players from each team was taking the SATs. But when he rejoined his team after halftime, they were already up by more than 30 points.
“I’m really proud of how they performed today, with or without me,” Walker said. “They did really good.”
After Walker stepped on the court, he played distributor, passing the ball to almost every one of his teammates. Deshawn Herold-Adams led the team with 14 points.