Hawks sweep Bearcats in boys basketball

The Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawk boys basketball teams took the trip up north to square off against the Glen Ullin-Hebron Bearcats.

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By Nolan Dix | For The Record

The Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawk boys basketball teams took the trip up north to square off against the Glen Ullin-Hebron Bearcats.

The Nighthawks started off fast with a 21-10 first-quarter led by Hayden Sadowsky hitting three 3-pointers, and Damon Mellmer adding another trey. Brandon Pierce had five points, four rebounds and two steals. All these stats coming in the opening quarter alone. The Hawks put it on cruise control the rest of the way. Sadowsky had 15 points at half, and Pierce chipped in with 14 in the first 16 minutes of play to help the Nighthawks lead 46-21 at the half.

As the third quarter opened up, the Nighthawks nailed five 3-pointers, outscoring the Bearcats 23-13 to take a commanding lead of 69-34 heading into the final eight minutes.

The starters played the first two minutes and then gave way to some of the younger Nighthawks, accumulating some valuable varsity time.

The final ended up 77-53 as Hettinger/Scranton took their region record to 5-3 and overall record to 13-3.  Brandon Pierce led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Hayden Sadowsky followed up with 18 points and three steals. Sam Kludt hit three 3-pointers on his way to 13 points.

Other scorers include: Isaiah Kludt with seven, Damon Mellmer had six points by two 3-pointers, Jarad Mattis and Jordan Dilse each had four points. Thomas Maychrzak had three points and Tanner Sanford and Jerrett Hestekin each had two points on the night.

The Nighthawk B squad won their game 46-35. Jarad Mattis led with 11 points, Sam Kludt and Carson Schalesky scored nine each.

Others include Tate Resner with six, Thomas Maychrzak had five points, Jordan Hill scored four and Jordan Dilse put up two.

Hettinger/Scranton’s C squad won a tight battle 41-36. Carson Schalesky led the team with a game high 22 points. Ethan Duper added 10, Jaxon Mellmer had three, Jayden Conner, Seth Olson, Jacob Dix each score two points.