The Thunderhawks boys basketball team went 4-2 over the recent Holiday Break.
On Friday, Dec. 22nd East defeated Hamilton in a home GMC game by a score of 53-30. After a slow start the Hawks turned it on in the 2nd quarter with a 17-5 scoring margin over Big Blue. The third quarter was more of the same as East glided to another GMC win. Leading the way for East was Bash Wieland with 14 points. Jackson See tossed in 9.
East boys played four games after Christmas in a Tennessee Holiday Showcase. See Summaries below:
On Wed., Dec. 27 East lost 65-59 to Bearden, TN in the opening game of the tourney. No info available.
On Thursday, Dec. 28th, East defeated Sullivan East (TN) 54-43. No info available.
On Friday, Dec. 29th the Hawks put one in the win column defeating Mater Academy of Florida, 53-48. No info available.
In the final game of the Tenn. Showcase, East lost to Gate City of Virginia 66-54. No info available.
The Hawks returned to action in 2018 with a tough, come-from-behind overtime win at Sycamore by a score of 57-55. East got a lead mid-way thru the 4th quarter and then held off the Aves to take the game to OT. Some clutch shooting and stout defense got the Hawks the GMC road win.
Leading scorers for East was Jarett Cox with 27 followed by Bash Wieland’s 15.
East goes to 5-5 on the season and 3-2 in the GMC. They will host Middletown on Tuesday, January 9th.