By Lauren Brant
Hay Springs boys basketball team took the court on Tuesday, January 30 against Hyannis.
After Hyannis received the opening tip-off, both offenses struggled to get on the board. Hyannis was first to convert and jumped out to a 6-point advantage. The Hawks struggled to maintain possession of the basketball as the Longhorns striped the ball.
On defense, the Hawks also struggled against the Longhorns’ fast breaks. Hyannis passed behind the Hawks’ defense, which resulted in uncontested lay-ups. As the Hawks struggled on offense, the first quarter ended with Hyannis sinking a 3-pointer at the buzzer to go up 19-0.
Throughout the contest, the Hawks were aggressive and fought for the basketball. However, they struggled to contain the Longhorns’ offense, only outscoring them in the fourth quarter. The Hawks lost 57-38.
Junior Trent Reed led the team with 20 points with senior Tony Toof contributing the second most points at 7 for the Hawks.
The Hawks’ last regular season home game of the winter 2017-18 season will be on February 8 against Crawford.