By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

A real struggle

Hawks cannot overcome mistakes in second loss to George-Little Rock


December 28, 2023


Bradley Van Beek goes up for a shot against George-Little Rock. The senior scored six points in the loss in Hartley.

Despite starting with one of the best scoring quarters of the season, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn could not keep pace with George-Little Rock during a War Eagle Conference boys' basketball game. The Mustangs were 83-34 winners on Dec. 19 in Hartley.

The Hawks scored 12 points in the opening quarter but were trailing by 16 as the Mustangs went on a 19-5 run over the final five minutes. G-LR enjoyed a 23-8 scoring advantage in the second quarter to build a 31-point lead.

Eleven straight points to close out the third quarter increased the Mustangs' lead to 66-25, and they continued to pull away in...

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