By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

A thing of beauty

Total effort lifts Hawk boys past South O'Brien


February 4, 2021


Ben Haack and a South O'Brien player scramble for the loose ball during H-M-S's win in Hartley.

Wins against South O'Brien in boys' basketball haven't come often for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, so when one does you can't blame the Hawks for admiring the result.

Fast starts in both halves, balanced scoring and a great team effort all combined to give the Hawks an 80-61 win on Jan. 26 in Hartley. It was their first win against South O'Brien since 2014 and only the second since 2009.

"The total effort the kids put forth for the entire game was a thing of beauty," Hawk coach Mark Petersen acknowledged.

South O'Brien led 4-2 but not for long as H-M-S scored 11 straight points to go ahead for g...

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