BY MICHAEL KELLY
SCHENECTADY — As a backup to senior guard Kevin Huerter, sophomore Chris Hulbert knows his role for the Shenendehowa boys’ basketball team.
“My playing time is going to be limited,” Hulbert said. “So I always want to do as much as possible when I get in there.”
Hulbert’s latest effort to impress Shenendehowa head coach Tony Dzikas? Holding onto the ball for an intentional shot-clock violation in the final seconds of Tuesday night’s game against Schenectady — likely the only way the Plainsmen were not going to crack the century mark at the Pat Riley Sports Center.
“I have absolutely zero interest in that,” Dzikas said. “We were not going to score 100 points.”
Instead, the Plainsmen ended up a point shy of that tally, as Shenendehowa’s latest Suburban Council victory came with a 99-48 decision. Junior center Mike Pizziketti scored a game-high 19 points on 10 shot attempts, while junior guard Luke Hicks (18) and Huerter (14) also scored in double figures for the Plainsmen.