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Multiple Teams · Forest Hills Eastern High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat West Catholic High School 66-51

Monday, March 6, 2017

7:00 PM

Forest Hills Eastern High School
West Catholic High School

Game Recap

The MHSAA boys state tournament got underway on Monday night at Comstock Park High School for the Forest Hills Eastern Hawks and the West Catholic Falcons. The Hawks came into the game with a record of 4-16 while the Falcons record was 3-17. Both teams were looking for a win to continue their season as the MHSAA tournament is a win or go home format.

The Hawks were looking to pound the ball inside and play to their strength while the Falcons looked to knock down long range 3’s to keep the game close. The Hawks game plan worked well early as they jumped out to a 16-10 1st quarter lead. The Hawks then cranked up the defense on the Falcons, forcing several turnovers and difficult shots. The Hawks outscored the Falcons 21-7 in the 2nd quarter to take a 37-17 lead into halftime.

West Catholic however would not go away easily and chopped back into the Hawks big lead in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Hawks 19-11. The Hawks lead 48-36 as we headed into the final stanza. And as it would turn out the 12 point margin was the closest the Falcons would get to the Hawks as they lead wire-to-wire and pulled out a 66-51 win.

The Hawks were lead by junior Nick Hakken with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Sophomore Taylor Mitchell added 13 points and 4 assists. Senior Grant Trisch chipped in with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior Drew Bond came off the bench to score 9 points but it was his aggressive defense that set the tone for the Hawks.

The Hawks now move to 5-16 on the season and into the district semi-final game against the GR Catholic Central Cougars. The Cougars are 16-4 on the season and are ranked #10 in the state in Class B. The game is scheduled for this Wednesday night at Comstock Park and will start around 8:00 pm following the 6:00 pm game between host Comstock Park and Wellspring Prep Academy.

Box Scores

Forest Hills Eastern
West Catholic