Blackhawks win pair of Cloverbelt matchups

Blackhawks win pair of Cloverbelt matchups

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January 11, 2022

Blackhawks win at Gilman

The Owen-Withee Boys Basketball team came out in dominate fashion on Jan. 4 in Gilman, winning 68-10.

Logan Amacher and Caleb Geldernick both scored early for the Hawks on passes from Carter Klabon.  The Blackhawks would continue to lead for the entire game as Roy Stinson scored three different times in six possessions as well as hitting Amacher with a nice diagonal pass inside for two.  

Senior Gage Hanson would go coast-to-coast on a steal for two, followed by fellow senior, Tyler Weaver’s three-pointer.  Klabon, Amacher, and Geldernick would all score hoops at the end of the half to put the halftime score at 37-6.

Amacher started the second half scoring off a Stinson pass, then Klabon would hit Vincent Henke with a pass for two.  Klabon would extend the lead with a layup off a steal to make the score 45-8.  Later, a jumper by Elliot Ackerman followed by an Ackerman assist to Geldernick kept the scoreboard turning.  A late Henke three-pointer, followed by a Rob Wendler three would bring the game to a close with a Quinn Hatlestad two.

The Blackhawks hit five three pointers on the night and only turned the ball over seven times to go along with 24 steals.

“The guys played aggressive all night long and we continued to attack on defense. We got a nice look at playing different line-ups, with all the kids playing good time,” said Head Coach Russ Weiler.

“We passed the ball well all night, and weren’t satisfied with an average shot.  We had balanced scoring with ten different playing making hoops.”

Box Score

Geldernick: 13 pts, 5 rebs, 4 steals; Amacher: 11 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 3 stls; Klabon: 9 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 5 stls; Henke: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 4 stls; Stinson: 6 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls; Weaver: 5 pts, 2 rebs; Ackerman: 5 pts, 3 rebs, 4 asts: Hanson: 5 pts; Wendler: 3 pts, 2 rebs; Hatlestad: 2 pts; Gutowski: 2 rebs

Blackhawks beat the visiting Indians

The Blackhawks’ boys basketball team played host to the visiting Indians from Greenwood on Jan. 7 and won by a final score of 80-32, leading start to finish.

The team came out aggressive and crashing the offensive boards with Caleb Geldernick hitting Roy Stinson for the first hoop for the Blackhawks. A second opportunity off an Amacher rebound and assist to Tyler Weaver gave the Hawks a 4-2 advantage.  Geldernick would later hit a baseline three and also cut back door for a lay-up from Klabon. Elliot Ackerman then tipped in an offensive board, followed by a pair of threes by Rob Wendler and Weaver. The Hawks continued to score as they scored on 11 of their final 14 possessions, with a big momentum possession from a Caleb Geldernick dunk. Stinson then finished with the last four points of the half making it 44-10.

Stinson then started the Hawks off in the second half by hitting a three off a Weaver skip pass. Another Geldernick dunk got the Hawks going again as Amacher continued to work inside for another rebound hoop. Stinson followed with a rebound hoop of his own.  The Hawks continued to share the ball throughout the game and Tyler Weaver cut to the hoop and received an Elliot Ackerman pass. The Blackhawks then experimented with different line-up throughout the rest of the night and got scoring from many players with Quinn Hatlestad hitting a three late for the final score, making it 80-32.

The Hawks shot 49 percent from two point range  (26-53) and 33 percent from three (6-18) and outrebounded the Indians 46-31, and finished with only 10 turnovers.

“We played a solid game at both ends with our defense leading into the offense. The guys continued to push the ball forward on offense and attacked the rim.  Our defense continued to rotate well and we rebounded tough all game,” Coach Weiler stated.

Box Score

Stinson: 18 pts, 6 rebs 3 asts, 3 stls; Geldernick: 13 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls; Amacher: 12 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts; Wendler: 9 pts 4 rebs; Klabon: 8 pts, rebs, 2 asts; Weaver: 7 pts, 2 rebs, 2 stl; Ackerman: 4 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts; Hanson: 4 pts, 3 rebs, 4 stls; Hatlestad: 3 pts; Henke: 2 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts

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