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Hamilton Varsity Boy's Basketball vs. Coopersville

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

By Olivia Burch

The Boy's Varsity Basketball team was defeated by the Boy's Varsity team of Coopersville on Tuesday February 8th, 2022. The final score came to be 69-54 with the Hawkeyes taking a loss. We had an overall good game, but the Coopersville Broncos simply played better and ended with a win. The boys made an outstanding number of 3’s, totaling 10 by the end of the game.

The Boys Varsity team after the loss was bumped down to a record of 4-8 after the fall to the Broncos.

Hamilton started the game with 1 senior, 3 juniors, and 1 sophomore. 3 of the 5 starters were in for all 4 of the quarters; Austin, Brayden, and Quentin. Our starters consisted of Quentin Soerens (Sr.), Brant Goodpaster (Jr.), Austin Osborne (Jr.), Brayden Geurink (Jr.), and Justin Mcillwain (So.).

The leading scorer in Tuesday night’s game was Brady Tebo, he was on fire when it came to 3’s. He made 4 3 pointers. Along with a similar score was Thano Klett, with a total of 10 points. Thano made two 3 pointers in the game. The Boy's Varsity team made ten 3 pointers, one of the highest games this season when it comes to 3’s.

The boys weren't doing their best when the first quarter ended, they seemed a little off making only one 3 and one free throw. The end score of the first quarter was 18-4 with the Hawkeyes losing. Halftime came and they were warming up a little more but we were still trailing behind Coopersville with a score of 37-19. When the 3rd quarter ended, the boys were down but brought the score closer, making it 62-38. After fighting back, the boys made 15 points and the Broncos only made 7, bringing the score even closer . The boys fought till the end but the final score was 69-54 Coopersville.

We were able to interview Brady Tebo, the leading scorer in Tuesday night’s game, to get his thoughts about how the game went for them.

How do you feel the team played?

“Coopersville outworked us. We lacked control over the game and gave up a lot of easy points.”

What do you think the team can improve on?

“Less turnovers, and taking better care of the ball. We can also work on playing more united as a team.”

What was the high point of the game?

“When Caleb Geurink (Sr.) made a deep 3 at the end of the game.”

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