LUSBY, Md. — The Huntingtown Hurricanes (8-1) boys varsity basketball team played hard in a winning effort, taking the victory on the road with a 63-41 win over the Patuxent Panthers (6-5).

For most of the game, the Hurricanes held on to the lead. But PAX Nation didn’t go down without a fight, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter and holding Huntingtown to just four.

This is Huntingtown’s eighth win, which improves their overall record to 8-1. They remain the top school in the division.

The head coach of the Patuxent Panthers, Jeremy Kurutz, had this to say after the game.

“ We’ve got to keep working on our hands, making the correct shifts make sure we shorten our passes and get into the pockets…With this matchup, our goal was to slow the game down and keep the game close as long as possible…They’re [Huntingtown Hurricanes] pretty good this year, they’re gonna give people some trouble,” Kurutz explained.

On how to improve for the next game against the Chopticon Braves on January 24, Kurutz had this to say:

“We have to box out better… We still have a tendency to put the ball on the floor without moving the ball, we use our dribble way too much when we don’t need to… The guys are improving every day, I’m proud of this group. They work hard, they play hard, they play together, and that’s all I can ask for. If they give me what they got, I’ll give them what I have, and I can live with whatever we do with that in hand.”

The Huntingtown Hurricanes’ next game is January 24 against South River at home.

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