Pulaski boys fall to Athens 56-45
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[February 15, 2017]
Lukas Aylesworth scored a
career high 27 points Tuesday night
as the Hilltoppers fell to the
Athens Warriors 56-45. Aylesworth
scored 16 points from the field and
hit 11 of 14 free throws.
Mount Pulaski dug a hole early in
this contest and trailed 15-4 after
just one quarter. Gezus Oliver and
Peyton Taylor were the only
Hilltoppers to score in the first
The second quarter saw little
improvement for Mount Pulaski and
they managed to fall behind 36-12 at
Aylesworth kicked it into high gear
in the second half and he alone
would score 22 of his points here.
Despite the effort from the senior,
Mount Pulaski was still behind 46-27
as the third quarter buzzer sounded
and the Warriors eventually went on
to the 56-45 win.
Worth mentioning out of the Athens
camp is the fact that Nick Hanner
became the school’s assist leader
Tuesday night. Hanner has achieved
503 assists so far in his high
school career and is listed at
number 19 on the IHSA list.
Ironically both Hanner’s parents
attended Mount Pulaski High School.
His father is Robb Hanner and his
mom is the former Laura Cherry. Nick
has several relatives in Logan
County, among them are Wayne and Kay
Hanner of Elkhart and Marilyn Cherry
of Cornland. Congratulations to Nick
on this very impressive achievement.
The Mount Pulaski JV boys also lost
to Athens 57-46. Dustin Murphy had
16 points for Mount Pulaski.
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The Hilltoppers will be at home
Friday night vs. Illini Bluffs for
Mount Pulaski 45