GRAND ISLAND — Two second-half scoring droughts were too much for the Hastings High boys basketball team to overcome in Friday night's 47-39 road loss at Grand Island Northwest.
Trailing 25-20 late in the second quarter, the Tigers were held scoreless for a 7 1/2-minute span that lasted from the 1:47 mark of the second quarter until 2:16 remained in the third. Then, after Mark Goodin's 3-pointer with three seconds left in the third quarter cut his team's deficit to 33-30, Hastings was shut out for the first 5:21 of the fourth quarter.
"I thought our kids worked hard, but it has to be more than that," Hastings High coach Scott Rosno said. "We have to stay consistent, offensively, and little things like valuing the ball weren't so little for us tonight.
"It wasn't so much how many as it was the timing of the turnovers that kept us out of the flow that we needed to have. It affected us in terms of being able to hold serve with Northwest."