Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2007

Three pointers do in Wildcats

The Hartington Wildcats battled the Allen Eagles down to the wire before falling victim to the hot perimeter shooting of Drew Diediker and the inability to hit their free throws down the stretch as their season record fell to 2-2 with the 44-43 loss on Tuesday night

Diediker connected 5 times from behind the arch and scored a game high 23 points to lead the Eagles to their second win of the season.
Caleb Lammers was the go to guy for the Wildcats as he picked up a double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
“We played well defensively but stood around too much on offense and hitting only 5 of 11 free throws; many of which were front end of one and one, really cost us,” stated coach Tim Manzer.
Four points by Phil Wiebelhaus and field goals by Wes Fleming and Ross Eickhoff lead the Wildcats to an 8-5 first quarter lead.
Caleb Lammers erupted for 11 points in the second quarter to lead Hartington to a 22-18 halftime lead. Scott Chase hit a trey and Drew Diediker hit his second of the game.
Drew Diediker caught fire in the third quarter to rally the Eagles.
He hit a trio of long range three pointers and scored 13 points in the period as the Eagles went on an 18-10 run to take the a 36-32 lead.
Hartington would rally back in the fourth quarter thanks to 8 points by Caleb Lammers. Hartington would hit 3 of 6 free throws in final minutes but Allen made 4 of 6 charity tosses to squeeze out the 44-43 win.
Hartington     8    14    10    11    =43
Allen         5    13    18     8    =44
Team stats        Hartington        Allen
FG                19              15
3PT                  0                7
FT              5 x 11        7 x 12
Individual scoring- Hartington- Caleb Lammers 21, Wes Fleming 9, Phil Wiebelhaus 9, Ross Eickhoff 4.
Allen- Drew Deidiker 23, Scott Chase 8, Cody Stewart 5, Luke Woodard 5, Nick Schnieders 3.