Hatchets top Rangers in Ferdinand

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Still without two key members of their rotation, the Forest Park boys basketball team welcomed the Washington Hatchets to Ferdinand on Saturday evening for a non-conference battle. The Hatchets jumped out to a 20-9 lead early and never looked back, defeating the Rangers 58-42.

Washington led 31-18 at the halftime break and continued to keep Forest Park at bay for the majority of the second half as the Rangers never cut the lead any closer than 11 points. Curt Hopf led the Rangers with 21 points and nine rebounds in the loss while Simon Jacob finished with nine points.

Washington shot 50 percent from the field (19-38) compared to Forest Park’s 38 percent (18-47). Forest Park also was just 1-of-14 from the free-throw line (seven percent) and also had 19 turnovers.

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