by Coach John Weiler
The Hawks traveled to Loyal Dec. 29th and pulled out a 45-30 win. The Blackhawks trapped early and got 8 first half steals. Robert Wendler got our inside game going scoring 10 pts in the half and also hitting a three. Christian Romo hit a wing jumper on a fast-break kick-out and Jayden Hanson scored 4 pts to give the Hawks a low scoring 16-11 lead at the half.
Our defense played well. The guys tipped a lot of passes and took Loyal out of their flow. We trapped all over the floor which caused Loyal to rush things.
In the second half the Blackhawks created 9 more steal and pushed up for some easy baskets. Our rebounding came alive also as we got some second chance pts. The guys passed well with Elliot Ackerman leading the team with 3 assists. Vincent Henke had a team high 9 rebounds. We finished better in the second half scoring 29 pts but our defense set the tone and won this game for us. Great job!
Box Score: (45) Hanson 14, Henke 10, Wendler 10, Weiler 7, Romo 4 FGS: 18-48 (37%) 3PT: 1-6 (Wendler) Rebs: (31) Henke 9, Nelson 5, Wendler 5 Asst: (9) Ackerman 3, Weiler 2 Stls: (17) Henke 4, Hanson 4, Wendler 3 TO: (19) Blks: (1) Henke
Halves 1 2 Final
O-W 16 29 45
Loyal 11 19 30
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