by Coach John Weiler
The Hawks took on the Spencer Rockets on the road and defeated them 53-40. It was a hard fought first half as the Hawks slowly built their lead. The Blackhawks started in man defense and got a couple steals early. We kept our turn-overs low and ran good offense. The Hawks shot 42% for the game.
Seven players scored in the first half with Henke having 7pts and Weiler 6. Up 28-20 the Blackhawks continued to play solid in the second half. Quinn Hatlestad hit a big three to extend the Hawks' lead 40-31. Ryan Nelson and Vincent Henke each scored 7pts in the paint. Our defense again kept rebounding well and didn't make it easy for the Rockets. Nathen Zarins kept the lead at 10pts late with a nice hoop inside and the Hawks sealed the deal.
Box Score: (53) Henke 16, Hatlestad 10, Nelson 7, Hanson 6, Weiler 6, Dallman 4, Gutkowski 2, Zarins 2 3PT: (2) Hatlestad FTS: 5-11 (45%)
Halves 1 2 Final
O-W 28 25 53
Spencer 20 20 40
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