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Posted On: 01/9/16 8:03 AM
JEWELL – Nevada held South Hamilton to 33 percent shooting and downed the Hawks, 62-55, in Heart of Iowa Conference action.
Nevada led by four at halftime, but a 10-1 run that began the third quarter opened things up. South Hamilton was able to come within four with under 3 minutes to play, but was unable to pull any closer.
Nevada’s Cole Gidel led all scorers with 22 points while Collin Hill had 16 and Trey Woodall 15 for South Hamilton.
Nevada — 13 19 17 13 – 62
South Hamilton — 15 13 12 15 – 55
Indianola — Cole Gidel 22, Tyler Shafer 5, Trent Stahl 2, AJ Strottman 8, Bennett Thompson 10, Luke Merfeld 8, Joseph Heintz 3, Matt Chitty 4
South Hamilton — Marco Balderas 6, Landon Quam 6, Logan Klemp 4, Trey Woodall 15, Logan Peters 3, Brady Berg 2, Collin Hill 16, Conner Hill 3
Nevada Player Evals
2018 Matt Chitty, 6’4 F
Somewhat undersized for a forward, Saunders nonetheless showed some really nice footwork and awareness in the post. In one sequence, he spun baseline and delivered a nice turnaround mid-range jumpshot from the post.
2016 Bennett Thompson, 5’11 G
Thompson is a pure shooter who hunts his looks from beyond the 3-point line. He’s got a nice, compact release that allows him to shoot while guarded, which he’s not afraid to do, multiple times shooting, to success, under duress.
2016 Cole Gidel, 5’11 G
An extremely effective player, Gidel is a smart and crafty player – with and without the ball. While serving as the primary ballhandler, Gidel is able to beat pressure to create for himself and his teammates. When off the ball, he’s a smart cutter who understands space.
South Hamilton Player Evals
2017 Collin Hill, 6’6 G/F
Hill gets the high-level player at a small-school treatment quite a bit, which means junk defenses and lots of double-, triple- and, at least once this night, quadruple-teams. You could tell he was making an effort to utilize his teammates early before trying to get more aggressive late. He’s a smart player who’s not afraid to do some of the dirty work, he’s consistent and finding his man and executing a solid box-out on the defensive glass. He also guarded positions one-through-four.
2018 Maro Balderas, 5’7 PG
Balderas knows how to use his size to his advantage on both ends, darting into congestion to find teammates on offense and really getting into ballhandlers defensively. He’s a harrassing presence on D.
2016 Trey Woodall, 5’11 G
The guard had a splendid game, mainly showing of his plus-range as the Cubs harassed Hill defensively all night. Woodall’s release is smooth and consistent, which allowed him to connect from all over the court, both with time and under pressure.