The Nighthawks lost a key Region 7 game as they fell short in a 63-59 loss to Beulah. The Nighthawks held an 11-8 lead after the first quarter but trailed 26-22 at half as turnovers were the main factor is losing their lead. The Nighthawks’ major weapon the 3-point shot was not finding their mark.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For the Record
Even though they fell behind by double digits in the second half, they kept battling back and their 3-pointers were hitting more consistently. With two minutes remaining in the game they took a 56-55 lead, but missed free throws allowed Beulah to get the lead back and maintain it.
The Miners start five seniors with all being anywhere from 6’1” to 6’3”. Derek Ferebee was the main nemesis against the Nighthawks as he ended up with 26 points and 7-8 rebounds. The Miners inside game was just too much for the Nighthawks in this game. Jacob Weigel was the only other Miner in double figures with 11.
The Nighthawks had four players in double digits with Jarad Mattis leading the way with 17, Isaiah Kludt 12, Tate Resner 11 and Carson Schalesky had ten along with four blocked shots. The Nighthawk junior varsity ran into a buzz saw as they lost 65-28.
The Nighthawks now stand 0-2 in the region but arguably have played the two top teams in the region in Trinity and Beulah.