Red Oak Hawks hoop it up
RED OAK - The Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams played some hoops last Friday and Saturday before the Thanksgiving break.
The boys freshman, JV and varsity teams hosted the Princeton Panthers.
The freshman and JV teams wasted no time in dominating their games.
The defensive part of their game resulted into numerous turnovers by the Panthers and countless fast break points.
The Panthers had no answer to the Hawks aggressive defensive play and were forced to take long outside shots.
The freshman went on to win 45-26.
The JV squad almost doubled the freshman score and won 80-26 and no, that’s not a typo.
After watching the freshman and JV games I think many of the fans, including myself, thought the varsity squad would have no problems in their game.
Well, the Hawks game out flat and the Panthers came out hot and with less than two minutes left before halftime, the Hawks were down 11 points before Coach Foster called a time out.
After that timeout, the Hawks started to turn things around. D.J. Brady (#23) hit three, three-pointers in a row, while the Hawks defense shut down the Panthers scoring and by halftime were only down two points.
The Hawks came out after halftime a more aggressive team and the game stayed fairly close until the last five minutes of the fourth period when Hawks started to pull away.
In fact they got on such a roll they had a built up a double digit lead over the Panthers.
The varsity squad went on to win 72-57.
Boys Box Score
Princeton 57 Red Oak 72
1 2 3 4 Final
Princeton 16 18 9 14 —57
Red Oak 13 19 14 26 —72
PRINCE: James Erger 32, Matt Wingo 10, Derek Fort 6, Ben Moore 4, Jarod Porter 3, Davy Grace 2.
RO: Keenan Bennett 21, D.J. Brady 20, Earl Graves 15, Stephen Holombek 6, Gaylon Edwards 3, Josh Donaldson 3, Jimmy Granzow 2, Mandel Dickson 2.