Emotional week in high school basketball
RED OAK - The Hawks and Lady Hawks both had an emotional week in high school hoops.
The Lady Hawks had a rare Monday night game due to winter weather the previous week and hosted Corsicana on Senior Night.
The Lady Tigers (0-16 in district 15-4A) were only close at tip-off. After that is was all Lady Hawks.
Coach Fullmer was able to go deep into her bench all game long as they rolled over Corsicana.
The Lady Hawks went on to win 58-28. On Thursday, Feb. 10, the Lady Hawks hosted their last regular season game against the Lady Tigers of Lancaster.
Both teams were in the play-offs prior to the game, but the Lady Hawks had something to prove and avenge an earlier season loss in Lancaster.
The Lady Hawks jumped out quick and set the pace for the game and had a six point lead at the end of one and maintained that six point lead into halftime after a rally by the Lady Tigers.
However, the third period is where the Lady Hawks put the game away.
Kiona Robinson (#10) scored six straight points in less than two minutes thanks to a very aggressive defense.
Players off the bench also kept the pressure on, both defensively and offensively.
Diamond Lockhart (#15) only had eight points, but was huge in setting up Robinson and Dixon (#21) for a combined 38 points.
The Lady Hawks may have played their best all around game against Lancaster.
They went on to win a very emotional game 59-41.
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The Hawks were also in action last week on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at home against West Mesquite.
The Hawks went into the W. Mesquite game needing to win at least 1 of its remaining three games to make the playoffs.
Things didn’t start out good for the Hawks and after first period they were down by eight points, but in the second period, the Hawks got things on track and stormed back to take a two point lead into halftime.
The third period remained close, but the fourth period belonged to the Hawks as they outshot the Wranglers 16-9 and went onto win 59-46 putting the Hawks in the playoffs.