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Improving, but not quite enough

Scoring deficits too much for Hawks to overcome

Point production by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' basketball team improved last week, but the Hawks were still outscored in all three games.

Harris-Lake Park's fast start set the tone during the Hawks' 58-41 loss on Jan. 30 in Hartley. The Wolves scored the first nine points and led 16-6 after one quarter.

"We struggled to find rhythm offensively and had a few careless turnovers," Hawk coach Naet Hoaglund said. "Once we hit a couple of baskets, we settled down a bit and looked much more comfortable."

Eight straight points to open the second quarter gave H-LP an 18-point advantage and they l...

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