"(Tristan) did a great job. If it wasn't for him we would have lost," Hughes said. "I think he was nervous at first and he didn't look too confidant. So I told him at halftime to relax and to play his game and he did. He made some real big shots. For his first game as a sophomore, that's pretty clutch."
Hess did score six points while hobbling around on his injured ankle, but it was obvious he was laboring pretty badly. Senior guard Tyler Hughes stepped up in Hess's absence as well.
Coach Hughes said he'd expect nothing less from Tyler Hughes.
"He's a warrior and he'll always gut it out," Hank Hughes said. "I said, 'Hey, you're the captain. You have to step up." He really did."
Hughes finished with nine points and senior Nick Pullo put in 11 points. The Warriors travel to Roy-Hart on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip.