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(Sentinel photo Kent Jones) Hinton junior Jake Hasselquist has worked his way to the basket. He had nine rebounds.
HINTON -- The Blackhawk boys sent Remsen-Union and Trinity Christian packing this weekend with a pair of high-scoring victories at home.

Hinton outpaced R-U in a 76-67 win Friday, then slipped past Trinity 79-75 in OT Saturday.

Hinton 76, Remsen-Union 67

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton's Logan Jurgensmeier elevates over R-U defender Andrew Hagert in Friday's matchup. Hinton took the 76-67 win.
The Rockets were shooting well, but the Blackhawks were shooting even better Friday, staying just ahead of R-U each quarter for the win.

"We played our best offensive game of the year against R-U," Hinton coach David May said. "We moved the ball well by passing and took good shots."

Hinton led by two points coming out of the first quarter, with the score 20-18 for the Blackhawks.

Both teams doubled their score in the second period, with Hinton edging the lead out to four points, going into halftime ahead 40-36.

The Rockets clung close in the third quarter, with the Blackhawks only able to add one point to their lead, outscoring R-U 14-13. At the start of the final stanza, Hinton led by five points, 54-49.

R-U had another 18-point quarter to finish the game, but the Blackhawks outscored them with 22 points, securing the nine-point win for Hinton, ending R-U's four game winning streak.

R-U junior Tanner Hilbrands came off the bench to lead all scoring for the night with 27 points. R-U senior Cam Kuchel added another 21.

Hinton senior Jason Vander Kooi led Blackhawk scoring with 21 points and sophomore Logan Jurgensmeier added 20 points for the Blackhawks.

Hinton senior Drew Schiltz was also in double figures for the night with 17 points.

"Drew started scoring early and that helped us in having another scorer," May said.

Jurgensmeier led the in rebounds with eight, and Vander Kooi grabbed seven boards plus six steals.

Remsen-Union's Andrew Hagert, a senior, led the Rockets' rebounding with 11 for the night. Hilbrands added six and Kuchel pulled down five boards.

Friday was only R-U's third loss for the season, putting the Rockets' record at 13-3.

Hinton's record improved to 7-6 going into Saturday's game with Trinity Christian, Hull, at Hinton.

Hinton 79, Trinity Christian 75

Hinton handed Trinity its sixth loss for the season Saturday after pushing the high-scoring shootout into overtime.

The Blackhawks came out with a big lead early on, but the Tigers answered back with an aggressive third quarter to take control of the ball game.

Hinton had held a seven point lead coming out of the first quarter, with the score 11-4 for the Blackhawks, then maintained that distance with an even 16-16 second quarter for the two teams, making it 27-20 at halftime in Hinton's favor.

Trinity came out of the locker room shooting to overturn Hinton's lead and put the Blackhawks in the hole by six.

Going into the last quarter in regulation, the Tigers clutched the lead 44-38.

During the fourth quarter, Hinton was down as far as 47-38 to Trinity.

"Our players showed a lot of resilience in coming back," May said.

Hinton fired off a 26-point period. Trinity scored 20 points for the quarter, tying it up at 64-64 at the buzzer.

The Blackhawks found their edge again in overtime, outscoring the Tigers 15-11 for the win.

Vander Kooi led Hinton again with 22 points, and Jurgensmeier was also in double figures with 17.

Junior Jake Hasselquist led Hinton's rebounds with nine and senior Drew Schiltz grabbed six boards. Vander Kooi had four steals and Schiltz had three. Schiltz also logged six assists.

"Grady Farrer and Carter Brock played well off the bench for us," May said. "They are two seniors that don't get a lot of playing time but helped out a lot in our comeback when others were in foul trouble."

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