Carson High boys basketball

Second half surge not enough for Senators

Reed leaves Carson victorious

Parker Story drives baseline for Carson High boys basketball Thursday evening against Reed. Story drew several charges for the Senators and added four points to his resume.

Parker Story drives baseline for Carson High boys basketball Thursday evening against Reed. Story drew several charges for the Senators and added four points to his resume.
Photo by Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage.

 Carson High boys’ basketball rallied in the second half against Reed Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to escape a first half hole, falling 55-47.
Trailing by 16 coming out of the halftime intermission, the Senators were jumpstarted by back-to-back corner 3-pointers from Parsa Hadjighasemi and Michael Hughes.
To close the quarter, the Senators found Justin Moore on a backdoor pass off of an inbounds play to cut the gap to just seven, 44-37.
A floater from Hadjighasemi made it a five-point affair, 44-39, to open up the fourth quarter.
Hadjighasemi drove baseline for the final two of his 18 points on the night to keep Carson within five, but Reed’s hot-handed sophomore guard didn’t allow Carson to get any closer.
“It was a great response,” said Carson High head coach Jordan Glover. “We got a couple stops and our intensity picked up.”
After putting up 15 points in the first half, JT Coulter knocked down a wing triple to close out his night with a game-high 21 points.
On the inside it was 6-foot-7 Norman Dupree, who hit the final two shots for Reed.
Dupree, who ended the night with 18 points, got a layup off of an assist to push the Raiders in front by 10, 51-41.
Parker Story responded with a reverse layup after driving baseline, but it was Dupree who had the final answer on the other end.
Down the stretch, Story continued to be a charge-drawing machine, picking up three charge calls in the second half alone.
“When we get beat on a drive and we have someone who is unselfish to step over and sacrifice his body, … it shows what type of teammate he is,” said Glover. “It made them uncomfortable.”
Even with the defensive stops, Carson couldn’t get the offensive possessions it needed in the final few minutes.
Behind Hadjighasemi’s 18 points, Brandon Graunke was the next leading scorer for Carson with nine.
“I think we got some good looks, but sometimes they don’t fall,” said Glover. “Working on late game situations will be huge.”
UP NEXT: Carson (6-8, 2-4) turns to McQueen (7-4, 1-4) as the Senators will host the Lancers Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Thursday night boys’ area scores
Bishop Manogue 57, Douglas 50
Reno 57, Damonte Ranch 54
Spanish Springs 50, McQueen 48

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