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Hawks Stay Cool and Steady Down the Stretch

Hawks Stay Cool and Steady Down the Stretch

The Hawks came out with energy and jumped to a quick lead on a good mix of points in the paint and a few from behind the arc. HawkNation pushed the lead to 11 with ten minutes left before the visitors made a game of it, tying the game at 29 as the teams headed into the half. John Ketchel and Peter Hewitt had 7 in the half with Nick Evans chipping in 6.

The second half started with the teams trading baskets as each team tried to establish the upper-hand. With four minutes gone in the first half, the Hawks called a time-out with the score tied 37-37. Over the next eight minutes the teams play even as the Hawks countered the visitors every attack.

With 2:30 left the Hawks went up by one behind a 3 and a driving Euro-step bucket by Jason Aguliera. However, as was the case over the course of this contest, with 1:09 left, the score was tied 71-71 with the Hawks on offense. 

The teams traded missed buckets and Ohlone had a chance to win the game in regulation. With 8.9 seconds on the clock and Ohlone with the ball on the baseline, the Hawks held tight on defense forcing the Renegade into their last timeout. Coming out of the timeout, the signature Hawk defense did what it was designed to do, forcing a turnover and subsequently overtime, where the Hawks would soar.

The Hawks started overtime with a three-point play by Anand Hundal. Jason Augliera made sure the bank was open late as he hit a 3 from the top of the key to put HawkNation up 6 with just over a minute left. From there, the mettle of HawkNation proved to be too much for Ohlone, as YOUR Las Positas Hawks came away with the 88-79 win. 

The Hawks were led by: Peter Hewitt (17), Jason Aguliera (17 on five 3’s), Anand Hundal (15), Alvon Marshall (14). The Hawks are back in action this Friday on the road against Foothill with a 5 pm tip-off.