Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Four players in double digits not enough for the Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes struggles continued as they hosted the Wyoming Park Vikings in their first home game of the year. They suffered a close 68-62 loss to a Vikings team that has started 3-0 in the conference.

Hamilton went on a run towards the end of the game to close the gap and make it a game towards the end. The game was tied at 32 at the half. Halfway through the third quarter the Hawkeyes were looking strong and held a 38-37 lead. The Vikings went on a late third quarter run and never looked back though, as they extended their record to 3-4 overall.

Despite a disappointing loss for the Hawkeyes, they had four players in double digits. Both Nick Kronemeyer and Chris Scholten had 11 points for the Hawkeyes, while Cody Buresh scored 16 and Cody Westfield added 12. Six of Scholten’s points came in the first quarter from two threes he hit on consecutive trips down the floor to help the Hawkeyes jump to an early 14-6 lead.

“We had a new level of intensity last night,” said Coach Steve Sikma. “We had four players in double digits which is usually a recipe for success, but we turned the ball over 20 times.”

The Hawkeyes look to win their first conference matchup as they face the Rogers Goldenhawks on Friday in their second home game of the year.

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