Hawks display balance in win
There’s balance in basketball and that’s what the Blackville-Hilda High varsity boys did in their 68-47 victory over North High on Jan. 9 in the Hawks’ Nest.
Not only did Blackville-Hilda High have nine players in the scoring column, but just two of them scored in double digits.
With the win, Blackville-Hilda High moves to 6-4 overall.
Blackville-Hilda High coach Ryan Moody said it was a great performance by his team.
“That was fantastic balance that we displayed offensively tonight,” Moody said. “The thing was, everybody stepped up. It wasn’t just one player. We saw the floor really well with our passing and shooting.”
“Defensively, we threw a lot of looks at them and forced turnovers,” said Moody.
Junior forward Ja’Quiaven James came up big for the Hawks. James had his best game of the season with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists. James did most of his damage in the fourth quarter when he scored 10 of his 12 points in the paint during a 23-14 scoring run.
Tyrek Badger also had another big game for the Hawks. Badger, who scored 14 points four days earlier against Williston-Elko High, finished with with 12 points and six assists against the Eagles.
Others contributing offensively included Adonis Davis with a team-leading 12 assists to go with nine points and six steals. Jonathan Jackson and Stephfino Jordan each scored six points. Walter Nix and Kawan Odom had five points apiece. Denzel Saxon added four points.