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Posted On: 11/15/18 12:00 PM
Since moving up to Class AA just over six or so years ago, the Tigers have been waiting for their breakout season and last season was definitely it.
The Tigers placed second at the state tournament last season and three points were all that was between the Tigers and first place losing to Yankton 39-37.
They lose a fair amount of seniors from last year but have Nick Hoyt returning along with Blair Slaughter.
We go inside the numbers on the 2017-18 Harrisburg Tigers:
The Tigers averaged about 64 points a game last year. The high-flying Tigers were led by Nick Hoyt (13.3 ppg), Brady Vanholland (11.3 ppg) and Ace Zorr and Chase Altenburg who had about just over nine points a game.
Harrisburg shot 45.7 percent from the field throughout the regular season. They also shot 72 percent from the charity stripe.
The Tigers pulled down about 34 boards a game, with their height advantage last year that’s not a surprise. They did a good job guard through the post to secure the offensive or defensive rebound.
Their opponents averaged about 52 points a game on a 36 percent from the field. The Tigers played very aggressively on the defensive side of the ball tallying 7.6 steals throughout the season.
Harrisburg shared the ball very well as shown with their starting lineup all average about the same points a game. They averaged about 16.2 assists throughout the season compared to their opponents 11.4.
The Tigers will start their climb back to the state tournament on December 7th against Iowa powerhouse Western Christian Hull.