Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Basketball Earns Emotional Win Over Oak Hills

The Thunderhawks got another tough GMC win on Tuesday night but lost one of their key players as the result. East defeated visiting Oak Hills 56-34 displaying tremendous emotional fortitude after their teammate, Alex Mangold, suffered a serious leg injury a little over a minute into the game. Mangold, a junior 2-year varsity player, went down in a heap resulting in an extended pause in the game.

Once time resumed the Hawks played with focus and intensity building a big lead over the Highlanders that they were never able to overcome. Will Johnston came off the bench and provided the spark that the team needed. Johnston poured in a career-high 27 points that included 6 3-pointers. Bash Wieland was, as usual, heavily guarded, but still contributed 14 and snared 8 rebounds.

The Hawks (9-3, 7-1) have little time to rest as they will face another league leader at Mason (11-1, 7-1) this Friday night. 

The team will top off the weekend with a non-conference contest against #1 ranked Moeller this Sunday in the King Classic at Middletown. Tip-off for that game is 8:00 pm.