Free throws, good shooting lift Falls City over Hiawatha

Falls City held a 31 to 6 advantage in free-throw attempts Tuesday night at Hiawatha, KS and knocked down 22 of those offerings in a 68-61 victory over the Redhawks.

The Tigers, now 2-0, converted 10-of-12 at the line in the second quarter to open up a 12-point lead, then closed the game out by hitting 10-of-16 free throws in the fourth quarter. Hiawatha finished 3-for-6 from the line.

Hot shooting from the floor added to FC’s success. The Tigers drained 8-of-16 three-point attempts and shot nearly 56 percent from the floor. A vast improvement from their season opener at Syracuse last Friday where FC finished 1-of-13 from downtown and 15-of-41 from the floor.

Tyler DiGiacomo had a career game for the Tigers. The senior guard made four three-pointers and hit all four of his FT attempts to post a game-high 18 points. Junior Jordy Stoller added a pair of three’s and chipped in 15 points, while senior Mitchell Harling posted his second double-digit point total in as many games scored 10.

Ryker Smith connected on 3-of-5 three-pointers and led Hiawatha with 13 points.

FC (2-0) hosts rival Auburn (2-1) Friday night. The Tigers have defeated the Bulldogs 20-straight times dating back to December of 2005.

Scoring vs. Hiawatha

FC – DiGiacomo 18, Stoller 15, Harling 10, Mount 9, Hogue 6, Hartman 5, Jordening 3, Witt 2.

Hia – Smith 13, Bigham 12, Winters 10, Hasenkamp 10, Green 10, Reese 3, Lock 3.


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