SULLY — In their final home regular-season game, Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks had one bad quarter and that was enough. Visiting Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont’s boys used a 20-7 third-quarter run to beat the Hawks 72-49.
The Rockets led 22-14 after one quarter. The Hawks stayed right with the Rockets, trailing 38-28 at halftime. It was the third-quarter surge which put the game out of reach for Lynnville-Sully. Each team scored 14 points in the final eight minutes.
“We did some nice things offensively in the first half, but we needed to convert our quality shots at a higher percentage,” Hawk head coach Nick Hawthorn said. “Their size and athleticismáhurt us on the boards. We have to be diligent on the boards in order to neutralize that advantage.”
Zane Fraker scored 11 points for Lynnville-Sully, which shot 27 percent, 25-of-56, from the field. The Hawks did sink 10-of-14 free throws.
Kinnick McFarland had seven points and seven rebounds. Blaze Kehlmann added eight points and dished out six assists. Mason Rodibaugh and Bray Noun Harder each had seven points.
Preston Rodibaugh scored five points for the Hawks while Logan Ingersoll had three and Slater Young had one point. Fraker made three steals.
Lynnville-Sully (5-14) plays at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Baxter in a non-conference game to end the regular season. The Hawks on Class 1A District 9 play against BGM on Feb. 20 at Keota