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Dimitri Giger # 4 2013-14 Elkhart Memorial boys basketball varsity player. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) (AP)
Giger’s 34 powers Chargers
Posted on Jan. 18, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — It felt like two games to Elkhart Memorial boys basketball coach Mark Barnhizer, but fortunately for the Crimson Chargers, they got so far ahead in the first one that the second one really didn’t matter.

Hearty production all night long from Dimitri Giger didn’t hurt, either.

The smooth junior poured in a career-high 34 points — 17 during each half — as the Chargers downed Hobart 71-54 in boys high school basketball Saturday, Jan. 18, on the Memorial campus.

“The second half wasn’t pretty, kind of turned into an AAU game,” Barnhizer said, “but the first half was probably as well as well as we’ve played this year.”

The Chargers (6-6) led by as many as 27 points in the opening half and 45-22 at the intermission.

The Brickies (3-8) outscored the hosts 32-26 after the break, but still never got closer than the final spread.

Junior Cameron Maxwell collected 19 points and seven assists for Memorial.

Junior Juan Lamar had 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Hobart.