The Colman-Egan Hawks fell short in their first two games of the week but recovered by taking down Alcester-Hudson on Saturday as part of the Tri-Valley Classic.
Colman-Egan 37 –
The Hawks started out their week of games with a cold shooting performance on Tuesday night in Castlewood – losing big to the Warriors, 72-37.
The first quarter showed no indication that the game was going to be a route. The Hawks played soundly for the first eight minutes but were overmatched in the quarter by some big three pointers by the Warriors. Castlewood took a 19-11 lead into the second quarter, but they were just getting warmed up.
That lead would grow bigger every possession. The Hawks could not find an answer for the hot-handed Warriors and were having trouble making their own shots from the perimeter. Castlewood extended their lead to 17 by the end of the half – taking a 37-20 lead into the break.
The rest didn’t seem to help the Hawks as they came out of the locker room and put up just five points in the third quarter. The Warriors on the other hand, continued to hit their mark – scoring 17 points in the third quarter.
The Hawks were unable to overcome the 29-point lead in the fourth quarter. In fact, Castlewood was able to extend the lead to 35 before the final buzzer sounded.
The Hawks really struggled from outside on the night, shooting just 5-21 (24%). Trenton Hemmer was responsible for three of those successful 3-pointers. Hemmer ended the night with 11 points on 4-9 shooting. Keaton Westover added ten points and a team high three rebounds for the Hawks.
Castlewood’s Lucas Ching stole the show – shooting 12-17 on the night in route to a 28-point performance.
The loss dropped the Hawks record to 3-6 overall, while the win improves the Warriors record to 4-3 on the season.
Col-Egan 11 9 5 12 37
Castlewood 19 18 17 18 72
Colman-Egan 52 –
Lake Preston 59
Colman-Egan hit the road again on Friday night to take on Lake Preston in a Dakota Valley Conference match up. The Divers were able to outlast a surging Hawks team to pull away with the narrow victory, 59-52. No stats were submitted for this game.
Colman-Egan 71 –
Alcester Hudson 50
The Hawks were able to rebound after dropping two games earlier in the week to take down Alcester-Hudson as part of the Tri-Valley Classic on Saturday night in Alcester.
The half was played very evenly for between both teams, with the Hawks coming out on top of the first quarter with 14-11 lead.
The Hawks were able to edge the home team in the second quarter as well to extend their lead before halftime to five points at 26-21.
The Hawks really turned it on for the second half, shooting lights out for most of the half. Colman-Egan pushed their lead to double-digits after the third quarter and took a 46-36 lead into the final eight minutes of play.
CEHS was able to keep up the high-powered offensive attack and add 11 points to their lead before the final buzzer sounded. The Hawks out scored the Cubs 25-14 in fourth quarter on their way to the 71-50 victory.
Riley Clark led the Hawks offense with 17 points. Both Matt Nelson and Ellis Howard contributed 12 points for the Hawks. Nine different Hawks scored points on Saturday, the most all season.
Combined the Hawks shot 58% from the field and forced 22 turnovers in an all around team performance by the Hawks.
The win improves the Hawks record to 4-7 on the season and they will take part in the DVC tournament all this week.
Col-Egan 14 12 20 25 71
Alc.-Hudson 11 10 15 14 50