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Akron-Westfield boys fall to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Westerners hung tough in the first half with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in their matchup on Friday, but ultimately fell short 50-29.

The teams were evenly matched in the game's opening stages, but the Hawks were able to gain a slight edge and pulled away to finish the first quarter ahead 14-11.

A-W continued to battle in the second stanza but could not gain any ground on HMS.

At halftime, the Westerners were down 25-20.

A-W could not keep up the intensity it had shown in the first half and HMS extended its lead by four, 34-25.

The game was sliding away from the Westerners, and they could not find any answers on the floor in the final eight minutes.

The Hawks went on a 16-4 run, resulting in the final score.

"Once again we were unable to play a full game without a couple of costly periods of mental fatigue," Akron-Westfield coach Jon Harris said. "We played hard and had several chances to cut into their lead. We had some real good looks but couldn't capitalize."

Freshman Caleb Colt scored a team-high eight points for A-W off the bench. Senior Nathan Sanchez followed with seven points.

On the defensive end, junior Chance Hoffman led his team with 13 rebounds. Sophomore Kevin Carlson had five.

With the loss, the Westerners' record drops to 2-15. They will travel to Hull to face Trinity Christian (10-8) on Tuesday.

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