Blackhawks Win a Pair of Games for the Week

Blackhawks Win a Pair of Games for the Week

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December 16, 2020

Blackhawks Get Big Win Over Falcons

The Blackhawks use a big second half to put some space between them and the Abbotsford Falcons to ride an offensive wave to a 65-45 victory, winning the non-conference game.

The Hawks were a little inconsistent at the begin of the game with a few defensive breakdowns and going their first five possessions without scoring. Aaron Ovyn got the Hawks on the board with a pair of free throws, followed by a rebound hoop by Carter Klabon. The offense would then score three more hoops on consecutive possessions, all off of offensive rebounds.  However, the Blackhawks still trailed by eight, 18-10.  

Their defense would tighten up and later Rob Wendler found teammate Roy Stinson for a three. Stinson would then show off his own passing skills by delivering a scoring pass to Geldernick for two. A pair of hoops by Ovyn later would tie the score. The Hawks and Falcons would play close to even for the rest of the first half with the Hawks gaining a one-point advantage after a Klabon to Ovyn connection which led to the 23-22 halftime lead.

After making some halftime adjustments the Blackhawks came out on a mission with some solid basketball and patience on offense, scoring on nine of their first ten possessions of the second half while building a fourteen-point lead.

To start the half Logan Amacher threw a nice lob pass to Caleb Geldernick to start the scoring. Amacher scored on a hard fought put back on the next possession and the Hawks continued with the offensive boards with Stinson getting two hoops and Amacher another by crashing hard. The Hawks continued to build on the lead when Klabon zipped a pass underneath to Amacher for a key hoop. Back-to-back baskets by Tyler Weaver kept the Falcons chasing in the scoring column. An Ovyn backdoor pass connected with Stinson to put the lead to twenty. Elliot Ackerman and Wendler finished the scoring for the night with two fundamental baskets at the end for a final of 65-45.

The Blackhawks hit on 14 of 19 free throws, outrebounded the Falcons 43-22, including 19 offensive boards and finished with a season low 11 turnovers.

Box Score: Ovyn 16 pts, 2 rebs, 2 stls, Amacher 14 pts, 17 rebs, 2 asts, Stinson 12 pts, 5 rebs, Weaver 11 pts, 5 rebs, Geldernick 6 pts, 3 rebs, 2 stls, Klabon 2 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 4 stls, Ackerman 2 pts, 4 rebs, Wendler 2 pts. Weiler 1 reb.

Coach's Comments:
We continue to play with passion and grit, which is great, but sometimes we are too pump up and go too fast, rather than play with tempo.  The guys did a nice job with the defense after some early miscommunications.  Our defense was pretty solid after that.  Offensively, give the players credit after we talked at halftime about calming down, they did a nice job being patience.  Seeing those first ten possessions out of halftime showed how focused they were.

We really are a team all about picking up a teammate on both ends and making that commitment to one another.  We have had all the players make key plays throughout the first two games and doing what is best for the team.

Amacher's Triple Double Leads the Blackhawks Over the Rockets

The Blackhawks were tested once again with a Eastern Cloverbelt Conference game against the Spencer Rockets.  The Blackhawks responded after a slow start with some solid offense and with some stingy defense.  Sophomore Logan Amacher had an all-around solid game and came away with an impressive Triple Double (20 points, 20 rebounds, 11 blocks), with the Blackhawks winning 69-46 for their first conference win of the season.

    It wasn't pretty basketball for either team early, as the defenses had the upper hand.  The Blackhawks got an early put back from Amacher to tie the game, and then Amacher swung the ball to Tyler Weaver on the next possession who drained a three from long-range giving the Hawks a 5-2 lead.

Carter Klabon got an early lay up from a Weaver pass to tie the game later. A Roy Stinson perfectly placed lob to Amacher got the lead back and later another Weaver three made it 12-7. A post hoop by Aaron Ovyn and an Elliot Ackerman lob to Weaver under the basket would hold the lead at 18-15.  

Ackerman would later knock down a fifteen-footer making it 24-15. The Blackhawks would close out the first half with a niffy pull up jumper by Ovyn, as they headed to the locker room with a 27-18 advantage.

    The Blackhawks once again demonstrated great patience on offense in the second half, sharing the ball and getting great looks for each other. Ovyn started it with a three off an Amacher swing pass. The connected on twelve passes one possession which ended with a Geldernick to Klabon connection for a lay-up, breaking down the defense of the Rocket. A few offensive put-backs by Amacher and Weaver continued to build on the lead.  

The Blackhawks defense continued to defend the lane as Amacher continually swatted shots away. Weaver and Amacher would connect on an out of bounds lob, as Weaver placed the inbound pass in front of the rim for Amacher who finished it.  Klabon built the lead to twenty at one point with a hard drive and reverse lay-up, then came back and connected with Geldernick, who had a hard take to the rim of his own. The Blackhawks scored on 21 of 33 second half possessions for 42 points, winning by a 69-46 final.  

The Blackhawks shot 50% overall from the floor and outrebounded Spencer 47-29 and finished with 15 block shots.

Box Score:  Amacher 20 pts, 20 rebs, 11 blks, 3 asts, Weaver 13 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls, Geldernick 12 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, Ovyn 10 pts, 3 rebs, 2 blks, Klabon 8 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, Ackerman 4 pts, 4 asts, Wendler 2 pts, Stinson 3 rebs, 2 asts. Weiler 1 stl.

Coach's Comments:
We stayed strong mentally, in a game that was without a flow in the first half and somewhat sloppy. We continued to communicate on defense, even though we had some break downs and fouled too much. The players really attacked the offensive boards again which really gave us so many more scoring opportunities. We scored on 35 of 67 possessions which is great.

Amacher's triple double is a nice accomplishment as all the guys continued to work hard together and demand accountability of each other. We had some nice games on the boards with Klabon and Weaver grabbing 8 apiece and having four players in double digit scoring. Teams can't focus on stopping one or two players on this team.

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