Night Hawks put scare into Faith Longhorns

There seems to be a pattern for the Night Hawks this season.

Posted January 10, 2013

There seems to be a pattern for the Night Hawks this season. It’s not a good one either, they fall behind in the first quarter of their games.

Fortunately they don’t give up and usually make a push to get back into the game. This one was no different as the Longhorns scored the first twelve points of the game and led 14-2 with two-minutes to go in the quarter. The Night Hawks answered back with three-pointers from Hayden Sadowsky and Damon Mellmer to pull within six, 8-14. The Longhorns came out and pulled the same stunt, scoring the first seven points of the 2nd quarter stacking themselves to a 21-8 lead. Again the Night Hawks answered with a seven point run of their own. Faith got a two pointer and Hettinger-Scranton got a Kye Erickson three-pointer to enter the locker room down only five points, 18-23.

To start the third quarter Hettinger-Scranton got a putback basket by Chandler Miller and two free throws from Stephen Kristy and pulled within one point at 22-23. It was almost like they angered their older brother as Faith went on a 10-4 run to end the quarter and a comfortable seven point lead 33-26. The lead grew to eleven points just one minute into the third quarter (37-26) before the Night Hawks again answered back on a  three-pointer from Hayden Sadowsky and Christian Kilwein’s second basket of the game to cut the lead to six. That was as close as they could get unfortunately. Their last run at the Longhorns saw the Hawks with the ball trailing by six, (46-40) with under a minute to go. With the three-point shot and the :35 shot clock there was a chance, but there 15th and last turnover of the game led to an easy basket for the Longhorns and the final score of 48-40. Somewhat disappointing, but the way the team battled was encouraging. The Longhorns only lost one game last year and haven’t lost this year either so the margin of eight wasn’t bad. Sadowsky scored 14 points in the game, Stephen Kristy had 9 points and 11 rebounds, Erickson 5, Kilwein 4, Tanner Stippich 3, Mellmer 3, and Chandler Miller 2.


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