Hawks’ boys subdue Tiger’s bite

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com
Hawks’ boys subdue Tiger’s bite

Hawks catch fire in the second quarter to burn the Tigers, 62-44, and earn their second win of the season.

Fans that braved the below freezing temperatures were warmed up by a Hawks team that heated up their game on both ends of the floor.

W-G’s Brady Aunspach, who finished the contest with 10 points on four for seven shooting, got things started with a quick bucket to put the home team ahead two to zero.

The start of the second saw a Hawks team step on the gas and never ease off of it.

W-G’s Marcus McConahay came out on fire as he scored five straight points to put his team up by three with 6 minutes and 43 seconds left before the half.

Hawks head coach Brent Achenbach’s gamble to adjust his defense paid off in the second quarter and throughout the game.

“We were able to get a full court press on,” he said. “ Then we were able to get a couple of steals and things kind of snowballed. We went on a run and I think the press got that going.”

A few plays later W-G’s Derick Morgan scored a layup followed by a Harrison three that propelled the Hawks lead to nine, at 23-14.

A few exchanged baskets later ended the third period with the Hawks leading by 17 points at, 42-25.

McConahay who finished the game with 13 points was proud of his team and confident they’d get the win.

“I think we just knew we were the better team and we had to come out and give it our all to get the win,” he said.

As a team the Hawks shot 58.5 percent from the floor, 83.3 percent from the line and had 10 steals.

The team only had three days to bask in the win before they played host to the West Central Valley Wildcats.

Game statistics and box score were unavailable at press time.