Jaron Todd takes the ball to the hoop with a soft touch in a recent home contest. The South Winn junior dropped in three points in the win over North Fayette Valley Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Jaron Todd takes the ball to the hoop with a soft touch in a recent home contest. The South Winn junior dropped in three points in the win over North Fayette Valley Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)

A sluggish offensive second quarter left the South Winn boys’ basketball team (2-1, 2-1 UIC) playing catch-up to North Fayette Valley (2-1, 2-0 UIC) falling 50-43, on the road Tuesday night.

Racing out to a 17-11 first quarter advantage may have given the Warriors a false sense of security before the lid slammed shut on the basket in the second frame. At halftime the tides had changed, leaving SW trailing 29-22. With the two squads playing even in the second half, the Warriors couldn’t erase the seven-point deficit it saw at the break to suffer their first loss of the young season.

Levi Lukes and Cole Klimesh paved the way offensively with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Jacob Herold dropped in eight, while Collin Wiltgen connected for six. Jaron Todd contributed three as Paul Hageman added two.

Off the rim it was Todd pulling down a team-high six rebounds. With a quick hand, Herold came away with three steals.

The Warriors will look to get back on the winning track as they play host to Clayton Ridge Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. South Winn travels to Postville Tuesday, Dec. 11, for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.