Big first half lifts men’s hoops over Storm

The Hesston College men’s basketball team used a big first half to propel the Larks to a 86-74 win over the Southeast Community College Storm (Beatrice, Nebraska) on Saturday night at Truman Gymnasium.

The Larks shot lights out in the first half, gaining a comfortable double digit lead midway through the frame. Hesston shot 63% from the field, including an astounding 83% from long range. The Storm made a small run late in the first and pulled within nine points at 51-42 at the break but it just wasn’t enough to hang with the sharp shooting Larks.

In the second half, Hesston College cooled off from the field but still managed to outscore the Storm 35-32. Freshman point guard, Coye Campbell (Mesquite, Texas) and forward Zac Neely (Ada, Okla) each scored 25 points leading the offensive output. Campbell was aggressive all game, getting to the bucket and drawing fouls. Neely did his part at the charity stripe as they combined for 26 free throws, making 19. Zac also had a big day on the boards, grabbing 10 rebounds for a double double.

Freshman guard Collin Means (Deer Park, Texas) scored 12 points off the bench and sophomore forward Heath Agnew (Mountain City, Texas) added 10 points to round out the double digit scoring for the Larks. Southeast CC had two players score 13 to lead the scoring in the loss, Taylor Britt and Wesley Nosakhare. Kade Marra added 11. With the win, Hesston College moves to an even 3-3 before a swing of important home games next week.

Next- Hesston College men’s basketball returns to Yost Center for a game with Sterling (Kan.) College JV on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Tip off 7:30 p.m.