Park boys basketball: Wolfpack loses rematch with Hastings
Park’s momentum hit a snag last week as the Wolfpack began Suburban East Conference play.
Last year, Park snapped a long conference losing streak with a win over Hastings. However, the Raiders gave the Wolfpack a little payback in this year’s first rematch.
Hastings (3-4; 1-1 SEC) broke the game open in the second half, outscoring Park 41-26 after having a 40-38 lead at the break.
Senior guard Ryan Klika led the way for Park in the game with 14 points. In addition, junior forward Jeb Melson scored 13 points and junior guard Tommy Tola netted 11 points.Five different players scored in double figures for Hastings, led by Craig Nielson’s game-high 21 points.In Park’s previous game, against rival Woodbury, the Royals (5-1; 2-0 SEC) led 49-30 at the break, then held the Wolfpack to just eight second-half points as they cruised to the 36-point win.Individual statistics from the game were not made available.Park played host to East Ridge (5-2; 2-0 SEC) on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Wolfpack welcome Roseville (4-2; 2-0 SEC) to Cottage Grove on Friday. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m.