COLFAX — The drought is over for Colfax-Mingo’s basketball program thanks to the effort by the Lady Tigerhawks on Friday.
C-M’s basketball program got its first win of the year with a comeback victory over South Hamilton, 45-40. C-M’s boys came up short on the back end of the doubleheader, 63-44.
The Lady Tigerhawks trailed early after the Hawks came out with a 17-12 run to start the game. South Hamilton increased its lead in a low-scoring third quarter, and after a 13-13 stalemate in the third quarter, C-M was looking at a seven-point deficit to start the final period.
A 15-2 run to end the game got the Tigerhawks off the snide with a five-point victory. The effort was led by senior McKenzie Cogley, whose 19 points and 13 rebounds led the team. Jade Lewis hauled in nine rebounds. Alivian Haley had eight points, and Jessica Albright picked up seven.
FOR THE BOYS, Friday night was not as fruitful. C-M was matched up against a Hawks team tied for the conference lead in the standings.
The Tigerhawks stayed with the Hawks through the first quarter, trailing 13-11 after one period. C-M couldn’t stifle the Hawks’ outside shooting in the second. South Hamilton went on a 21-13 run to take a 10-point lead at halftime. The Hawks continued to shoot well from the outside and outscored C-M 29-20 in the second half.
The Hawks were led by Colin Hill with 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting.
C-M coach John Borts was pleased with the effort from his team, particularly against such a tough opponent coming in.
“Strong effort by our kids tonight,” he said. “Our energy and effort was good for all four quarters. We cut down on turnovers and had improved execution on offense. Our defensive effort was also excellent. James Stoecker had his best effort of the year, and Colin Lourens had a strong game, as well.”
Lourens led the team with 11 points. Stoecker was second with nine points and led all Tigerhaws with six rebounds.