Boys finish with split in Week 1 to open basketball season


December 7, 2022

Benny Westcott

Nathan Aker looks to pass as Cottage Grove defenders try to box him in.

Sweet Home boys basketball split a pair of games in its opening week of play, beating Elmira 33-31 on the road on Nov. 30 but falling to Cottage Grove 55-39 at home on Dec. 2.

The game against Elmira ended in dramatic fashion, as junior Nathan Aker hit a floater near the free throw line at the buzzer to win the game for the Huskies, halting a fourth-quarter surge for the Falcons.

"We did a clear-out for him to go with shooters in the corners, and he just went one-on-one," Head Coach Drew Emmert said of the play. "He kind of got double teamed and kind of lost the ball, but then got it back a...

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