The West Fork Warhawks found open lanes to both shoot and drive into for the better part of the first quarter against the West Hancock Eagles. The Eagles could muster only 9 points against the seemingly relentless run and gun of the Warhawks. West Fork jumped out to a 33 – 9 lead after the first quarter, but couldn’t maintain the intensity by halftime and the Eagles began to come back. the halftime score was 45-29 as Ricardo Barraca dumped 9 points including a three pointer from the top of the key midway through the 2nd quarter.
The third quarter saw the Eagles start to bomb the warhawks with three pointers from all over the Warhawk end. Connor sonius, had one, Trevor Nalan dropped two, and Nate Paulus added one of his own. The warhawks then added three of their own to take a 65-44 lead going into the fourth quarter. The momentum shifted back to the Warhawks midway through the 4th quarter when Jacob Hejlik came set under the basket and was called for a blocking foul when Spencer Halloran drove into the lane. Hejlik fouled out and the presence under the basket had disappeared. The Warhawks lead had been whittled down to 8 points until the blocking foul and then the Warhawks started to pull away. West Fork won the game 84-62. West Fork’s Sam Amsbaugh had 34 points in the game while the Eagles Ricardo Ibarra had 16.
After opening the five game road trip with a loss, the West Hancock Eagles travel to Garner-Hayfield/Ventura for a game Tuesday night at 7:30pm. The Eagles are now 2-1 on the young season.