January 29, 2014

Finding the open man
Menno freshman Jacob Hertz spots a teammate through the defense pressure of the Freeman Flyers in Cornbelt action last week Thursday, Jan. 23. The Wolves nearly upended their conference rival, holding a 17-9 lead after one quarter and maintaining a 29-24 edge at the halftime break. But FHS made a defensive adjustment in the second half that shut down senior guard Chet Peterson, whose 16 points all came in the first two quarters, to rally for the 58-52 win. While Wolves trailed for the final 12 minutes of the game, they hung around until the bitter end thanks to effective inside play against the taller Flyers and good shooting; Menno finished 7-for-17 from three-point range and trailed 53-52 with less than a minute to play. The Wolves bounced back from their loss to Freeman with a route over Howard two nights later and took a 4-6 record into Tuesday’s game against Gayville-Volin. For more on recent action seen by the Menno High School boys basketball team, see the Jan. 29 print edition of the Hutchinson Herald.