Ludden hoops returns, gets tough win over Henninger

Supporting cast helps Kaigler, Hackett in crucial 10-0 run

— By the time Keisean Scott hit on a rebound basket in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, Ludden's lead was down to one, 47-46. Not only was Hackett in foul trouble, Kaigler, with three fouls, had to be just as careful.

Then Jack Rauch, who had scored just one basket to that point, hit a huge 3-pointer, which ignited a decisive 10-0 run. More impressively, none of those points came from Kaigler or Hackett.

After Rauch's shot, Kyle Hawk buried a 3-pointer to make it 53-46. Then Zach Walser converted on a lay-up, and Rauch returned to put back a missed shot that expanded the margin to 57-46. Henninger never got closer than 10 points (57-47) again.

Walser finished with 12 points, while Rauch had seven points and Hawk six points. Donnelly said that production is needed from these players to offer ample support to Hackett, who led both sides with 19 points despite his foul trouble, and Kaigler, who got 17 points. Collier and Scott led Henninger with 12 points apiece.

Ludden has its home opener Friday night, when it takes on East Syracuse-Minoa.

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