by Coach John Weiler
The JV Hawks hosted the Columbus Dons and lost 36-29. The Hawks' trapping defense got them off to a 15-6 lead 10 minutes in while getting 11 steals in the first half. Then the Blackhawks' shooting cooled down as they struggled to finish shots. The Hawks led 18-16 at the half with only 7 turn-overs as Ryan Nelson had 7 pts.
Our defense in the second half continued to cause problems for Columbus as we had 9 more steals but couldn't knock the shot down. The Blackhawks shot 14% in the second half 5 for 27 and the free throw line shooting struggled as well, 3 of 14. Through it all the guys played hard and tried to pull out a win as our defense kept giving us chances. Down 32-29 with 20 secconds left, the Hawks missed a couple opportunities and just didn't get it done. Mason Gay led the team with 3 assists and Vincent Henke had 9 steals.
Box Score: Total FGS: 12-56 (21%) 3PT: 2-14 (Hatlestad, Gutowski) FTS: 3-14 (21%) Rebs: (29) Nelson 10, Henke 9, Hatlestad 4 Asst: (6) Gay 3 Stls: (20) Henke 9, Gay 6, Nelson 4 TO: 14 Blks: (3) Henke
Halves: 1 2 Final
O-W 18 11 29
M-C 16 20 36
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