D-NH boys cruise past Union (PHOTOS)

Dike-New Hartford's Tim Koop (right) gets the pass off to Parker Kiewiet during last Friday's game against Union. (Jake Ryder photo)

DIKE – Dane Fuller admits there were a few difficult practices for Dike-New Hartford boys basketball before the season got going.

 

The quick transition from football to basketball season had some bumps in the road, but the Wolverines are still looking strong in the early season, putting up a 71-34 win against Union on Friday.

 

"We've been practicing hard," said Fuller, a sophomore. "We've been getting shots up in the offseason. … Whenever something goes wrong, you've got your teammates there to help you."

 

Fuller led the Wolverines (3-0, 3-0 NICL East) with 19 points. Tim Koop added eight points and a team-best five rebounds and three steals. Colton Harberts added eight points and four rebounds and Cade Fuller had five points, four rebounds and four assists.

 

D-NH came out of the blocks fast on offense, generating extra momentum from the Wolverines' full-court press defense.

 

The result was a 17-0 start to the game for the Wolverines. The Knights (0-2, 0-2) didn't put points on the board until a basket at the 6:50 mark in the second quarter. A few D-NH miscues helped Union to an eight-point run to get within 25-10, but that was the closest the Knights could get the rest of the night.

 

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