By Matt Schwab
Freedom High graduate Drew Mork, a native of Sweden, had a remarkable performance in the Hawks' smashing 133-81 win over Canada-Redwood City in the Coast-North on Feb. 7 in Livermore.
Mork, a 6-foot-4 sophomore transfer from Metro State University, was an unconscious 10 for 10 from the field and 6 for 6 from the free throw line. He also tacked on seven rebounds and five assists as the Hawks (17-7, 7-3) stayed tied for second with Foothill in the conference, both a game ahead of Chabot (15-9, 6-4).
Las Positas coach James Giacomazzi raved of Mork's performance in a tweet: "What a night for Drew Mork. A perfect 10 for 10 from the field and six of six from the three-point line. Played a huge role in us scoring 133 points in last night's victory."
Giacomazzi also praised the Hawks' primary ball handlers for combining on 25 assists and making just two turnovers in the blowout, calling it a "beautiful sight to see."
Five Hawks scored at least 15 points in the contest. Marquis Davison had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Hayes also had 19 points and Matt Roseby (19 points) and Michael Moore (15 points) came up big off the bench.
Hayes is ranked 10th in the state in scoring with 20.3 points a game and No. 2 in rebounds at 11.3 a game.
But the big showdowns keep coming in the Coast-North. The Hawks, ranked 19th in the Feb. 3 CCCMBCA state poll, will host district-rival Chabot at 7 p.m. Wednesday when they'll have a chance to firm up their case for second place and avenge an 86-81 loss to the Gladiators in Hayward on Jan. 17.
The Hawks' big win over the Colts was also a big rebound after a 69-66 loss at Foothill last week. Hayes paced Las Positas against the Owls with 22 points, 12 boards and five assists. Tyler Langowski scored 14 points off the bench, going a tidy 5 of 7 from the floor and 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Mork added 12 points and Wesley Burse had 11 rebounds.