The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Defensive dominance

Knights make it tough for Hawk boys in 58-42 loss

 

December 30, 2021

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Trenton Vollink and Unity Christian's Jacob Van Donge jostle for position as they go after a loose ball in action on Dec. 21. MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

There was no lack of defense for either Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn or Unity Christian in their War Eagle Conference basketball game on Dec. 21 in Hartley. But the visiting Knights were best able to advantage of available scoring opportunities, helping them earn a 58-42 win.

The Hawk offense was consistent but not high-scoring in the first half. They were held to seven points in each quarter while Unity Christian's offense was doubly productive, giving them a 27-14 half time lead.

"I thought they defended us really tough and made things difficult for us on the offensive end. We struggled to find...



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