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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Editor 

They came up empty

Hawk boys' fast start fades against Wolverines


February 16, 2023


Lance Berends makes it difficult for Willie Conley to get to the basket during the Hawks' loss to South O'Brien.

Fueled by a 21-point scoring advantage in the second and third quarters, South O'Brien overcame a fast start by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to earn a 62-53 boys' basketball win on Feb. 7 at Paullina.

After battling to a 9-9 tie, H-M-S went on a 13-2 run during the final three minutes of the first quarter to take a 22-11 lead. The Wolverines immediately flipped the momentum, outscoring the Hawks by 11 in the second quarter to force a 29-29 tie.

The teams traded leads early in the second half before South O'Brien built a 10-point advantage which they held at the end of the third quarter. The Hawks...

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