By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Second-half explosion

2-point deficit turns into big loss for Hawk boys


February 3, 2022


Brenton Thomas (22) and Wyatt Borden attempt to prevent Boyden-Hull's Gordon Egdorf from getting to the basket. Landon Elwood (41) and Lucas Kroese are in the foreground.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn felt pretty good about its situation heading into half time of its game with Boyden-Hull. The Hawks led the No. 2-ranked boys' team in Class 2A for much of the first half and only trailed by two at the break.

But everything changed in the second half as the Comets exploded for 56 points – including 37 in the final quarter – while shutting down H-M-S to run away with a 96-56 win on Jan. 27 in Hartley.

H-M-S led 10-2 two minutes into the game and by seven with two minutes left in the first quarter. Boyden-Hull scored eight straight points to go in front, 20-19. The...

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