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Caught in scramble mode

Hawk boys can't contain opposing offenses in 2 hoop losses

Defensive breakdowns against a hot-shooting team doomed Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn during a 78-49 loss to visiting West Sioux on Jan. 20.

Mason Coppock and Booker Walsh outscored the entire H-M-S team with 28 and 24 points, respectively, The Falcons built leads of 19-12 after one quarter and 38-22 at the half thanks to an efficient offensive performance.

"They were able to get the ball wherever they wanted it and capitalized by making their shots," said Hawk coach Naet Hoaglund. "They had us in scramble mode defensively for the majority of the game and were able to score from anywhere they wanted....

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