With a 22-point first half from Nick Powell, and a 26-point team effort in first quarter, Henrietta decimated Bellevue Tuesday night, 78-52.
Powell was accurate at all points on the home court, finishing with 30 points in three periods of play, including a pair of buckets from outside the three-point arc. The 6-6 sharpshooter added to his numbers 13 rebounds for the night.
The Bearcats took an 18-point lead over Bellevue early on, limiting the Eagles to eight points in the first quarter. Henrietta’s second 20-plus point period of the night came before halftime, outscoring Bellevue 23-10. Henrietta Coach Brett Hill benched his starters midway through the third quarter.
Bellevue narrowed Henrietta’s lead in the second half, outscoring the Bearcats 17-16 in the third and 17-13 in the fourth.
Cole Burns scored 13 for the Bearcats, and had five rebounds. Matthew Reed scored 11 points, including three three-point shots, and came away with eight rebounds. Tyler Coleman had five assists, while Dalton Davidson donated four. Davidson and Ben Fletcher took three steals each. Henrietta scored on five of nine free throws.
Tyler Terry scored 19 points to lead the Eagle offense, while Brandt Cassetty was hot from the three-point arc in the second and third quarters, hitting four treys to finish with 13 points. Matthew Belcher and John Grunseich scored six points each, Broc Terry added five and Emilio Mendoza scored three. The Eagles hit 11 of 20 free throw attempts.