Huskies struggle with focus in loss to Sisters

Sweet Home boys basketball fell to 1-6 on the season Tuesday, Dec. 20, with a 50-35 home loss to Sisters.

The Huskies (No. 31 in Class 4A play) trailed just 18-16 at halftime, but the Outlaws (4-5, No. 25 in 3A) pulled away in the third quarter, winning that frame 16-6.

“We didn’t play very well,” Head Coach Drew Emmert said. “We have struggled to be focused and together at home this year. We started off strong, then they switched up their defense and we struggled to adjust.”

Sisters managed to get to the line 26 more times than Sweet Home, going 20-31 from the charity stripe while the Huskies went 2-5. The Outlaws also outshot the home team 42.4% to 34% from the eld.

Junior Nathan Aker led Sweet Home’s scoring charge with 13 points on 6-16 shooting while going 1-4 from three-point territory. Senior Von James scored seven on 3-7 shooting, while leading the team with six rebounds. Senior Dylan Luttmer chipped in for five points on 2-5 shooting.

The Huskies will compete in the SCTC Holiday Classic this week, opening with a rematch against Molalla (1-3), which beat Sweet Home two weeks ago on a buzzer-beater, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Stayton High School.

They’re also scheduled to play Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30, but those times and opponents have yet to be determined.

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