GREENSBURG — Greensburg has been coming out strong all seasonlong, and Friday against Hauser was no exception.
The undefeated Class 3A No. 1 Pirates came out shooting, outscoring the Jets 34-7 in the first quarter, which set them on their way to a 97-30 boys basketball victory on their home court.
Greensburg went on a 16-2 run to start the game, with senior Macy Holdsworth hitting three 3-point shots early to get things going.
The Pirates also attacked inside, keeping the game fast-paced and making several quick layups in the first to jump out to the early lead.
Hauser struggled with ball control and rebounding throughout the game, as well as failing to execute off of Greensburg turnovers.
Hauser coach Bob Nobbe emphasized the importance of the team keeping focus and playing to its potential.
“We are very capable,” Nobbe said. “We have the skill and ability. We just need to put it all together. Sometimes we are effective and do what we need to do, and other times we lose focus and struggle.”
Junior Ryan Christy led the Jets (0-7) with seven points, followed by Rory Thayer with five and Mason Ramsey with four.
“I told the guys, sometimes you have to go through some challenging and difficult times to find out where you’re at,” Nobbe said. “If we learn some things about ourselves and about playing together as a team, then we have benefited from this. That’s our challenge as we go into the second half of the season — be more focused and consistent in how we play.”
Holdsworth finished with 21 points for Greensburg (8-0). Junior Bryant McIntosh led the Pirates with 26 points.