Whitko boys prep for Heritage

OSSIAN — After beating Eastbrook 66-29 Tuesday night in the first round of the IHSAA boys Class 3A sectional, Whitko faces Heritage Friday night at Norwell.The Wildcats had three players score in double digits Tuesday, led by Logan Irwin with 27.Irwin knocked down three 3-pointers and tallied 10 points in the third quarter.Alex Stoddard and Trey Weber had 11 points a piece. The Wildcats took a 21-9 lead in the first eight minutes.Stoddard and Weber combined for 12 of Whitko’s first-quarter points. Weber knocked down another three in the second quarter as the ’Cats built on their lead to take a 35-20 advantage at halftime.Irwin and Stoddard combined for 14 points in the third quarter, building a 54-32 lead going into the final eight minutes.The fourth quarter was more of the same, as Whitko finished the game with a 66-39 win.Senior Kolton Krull had seven points, while Stephen Bennett and Jordan Sims chipped in three each. Gabe Powell and Keaton Irwin each added a field goal.In the 6 p.m. game Friday, Whitko faces Heritage (9-13).The Patriots beat Churubusco 49-47 in their first game of the season. Though posting a losing record, Heritage had five Class 4A opponents on its schedule, including Homestead which was undefeated for most of the season.