by Coach Russ Weiler
In a game that went back and forth and with both teams making runs on the offensive end, the Blackhawks ran out of time as their last shot failed to go in as they lost by a final of 66-64 to the home Greyhounds.
The Hawks attacked inside early as they built a small lead against the Greyhounds early. Logan Amacher, Caleb Geldernick, and Aaron Ovyn would all score inside hoops early for the Hawks. The Hounds responded with an offensive output of their own to go up by six, but the Hawks countered with some strong defense and a run that would put them ahead 33-26 at the half.
Small runs by both teams would continue in the second half, with players on each side making key baskets. Tyler Weaver knocked down a pair of threes in the half and Logan Amacher would end up scoring fifteen points in the second half to keep the Hawks close. A key hoop by Amacher tied it up late, but Loyal would match it on their end. The Blackhawks forced a key turnover late to give themselves one last chance, but it came up short.
The Blackhawks shot 51% from 2-point range and were 3 of 12 from the three-point arc.
Box Score: Amacher 21 pts, 10 rebs, Geldernick 14 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts, Weaver 12 pts, 12 rebs, Ovyn 8 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, Stinson 6 pts, 5 rebs, Klabon 2 pts, 11 rebs, Wendler 1 pt, 2 rebs, Ackerman 2 asts.
We held a huge advantage on the boards with 50 total rebounds and 17 second chance points as I was proud of how hard our players hit the boards. We continue to be inconsistent in taking care of the ball.
I thought the guys made some big plays tonight in key moments as the experience of playing in close games will pay off for us in the future.
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