Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fast start, slow middle quarters kill Hawkeyes momentum

The Hawkeyes made the short trip to Zeeland on Tuesday night where they faced OK-Green opponent Zeeland West. The Hawkeyes and the Dux have gotten off to slow starts this year as the Hawkeyes were 3-6 entering the game, while the Dux were 4-5. The Dux were a little too much for the Hawkeyes as they handed Hamilton a 57-45 loss.
The Hawkeyes jumped out to an early 16-13 first quarter lead, but they couldn’t hold on in the next two quarters. They combined to score 16 points in the second and third quarters, equaling their total from the first quarter.
“We struggled to rebound the ball all night,” Coach Sikma said. “We were out rebounded by seven or more in both the second and third quarters.”
Chris Scholten led the Hawkeyes with 20 points, and Nick Kronemeyer added 13 of his own.
“We had some bright points during the game,” Coach Sikma. “We hit Chris (Scholten) and Nick (Kronemeyer) for some good looks, and they turned it into points.”
“Unity Christian is very similar to Zeeland West,” said Coach Sikma. “That game will be won or lost inside as well as Zeeland West.”
Unity Christian will make the trip to Hamilton on Friday night, in the Hawkeyes next matchup.

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