Bulldogs hit foul shots to down A-P



Parker Claypool gets on the floor for a loose ball in the paint against Aplington-Parkersburg on Monday, Feb. 17. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


HUDSON – Less than five days after losing by giving up free throws, the Hampton-Dumont team won a big post-season game with the Bulldogs hitting them down the stretch.

They were 12-of-13 in the fourth quarter as coach Heath Walton’s squad downed Aplington-Parkersburg, 57-40, on Monday, Feb. 17 at Hudson in the opening Class 2A District 6 tournament game.

“With these two teams, we could play five times and we could five-and-five,” Walton said. “They’ve got not resources, use each other well. We made free throws tonight….seen a lot of games where we haven’t made free throws. “I think it (free throws) is a matter of being fundamentally tough and we had some guys better than us.”

More on this story can be found in the Feb. 26 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.