Hamilton varsity boy's Basketball vs. Allendale
By Clayton Blauwkamp
On February 11, the Hamilton Hawkeyes Varsity Boys defeated the Allendale Falcons with a score of 57-48. The Hawkeyes improved their record to 6-10 (3-8 in conference).
The starters for the Hawkeyes were, Justin Mcllwain (So.), Austin Osborne (Jr.), Brayden Geurink (Jr.), Brant Goodpaster (Jr.), Quentin Soerens (Sr.).
The leading scores for the Hamilton Hawkeyes were Brant Goodpaster with 20 points. Then Thano Klett followed with 13 points.
The Hawkeyes fought hard in the first quarter against the Falcons. Both teams were knocking down shots going back and forth in the first quarter. At the end of the first the score was 16-18.
In the second quarter the Hawkeyes fell behind by a little but came right back with back to back three pointers from Thano Klett. The Hawkeyes and the Falcons were trading buckets and ended the 2nd quarter tied 27-27 going into halftime.
The Hawkeyes made some changes at halftime and started out the third quarter with a nice three pointer from Brant Goodpaster. The Hawkeyes were moving the ball much better in the third quarter and got a lot of open looks. The Hawkeyes defense was dominating the Falcons offense. The last 5:45 in the third quarter the Falcons couldn’t score with the Hawkeyes playing spectacular defense. The Hawkeyes went on a 12-0 run in the last 5 minutes of the quarter. The Hawkeyes ended the third quarter, leading with a score of 43-35.
In the fourth quarter the Hawkeyes kept fighting. The Hawkeyes had great ball movement to start the fourth quarter moving the ball around and grabbing two offensive rebounds which eventually led to a layup for Brant Goodpaster which gave the Hawkeyes a 10 point lead with 6:50 left. The Hawkeyes finished the game strong and eventually won 57-48.
After the game we interviewed Brady Tebo and asked him a couple questions about the game.
“First off, how do you think the team played?”
Brady responded with, “We played good on offense knocking down open shots. We could have done a little better with communication on defense.”
“Secondly, what were things you had to overcome during the game?”
Brady said, “We weren’t getting back on defense and they were hitting open shots, but overall we played well.”