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Hawks stay perfect in district with win over Indians

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:56 pm

After two straight road games, the OLH Hawks found themselves at home sweet home and getting a district win over Hallettsville Sacred Heart on Tuesday night.

OLH stayed perfect in District 4-3A by blowing past the Indians 75-45, using a barrage of three point shots during the last half of the third quarter to turn a 19 point lead into a 29-point lead as the fourth began.

"It was definitely good to be back at home," said OLH head coach Chris Ramirez. "Playing on the road is always tough, and our last game was a sloppily played game against Lutheran. Even though it was a nondistrict game, we were sloppy, and we want to be sharp. Tonight we were clicking and running things the way we need to as we get ready for the second half of district," Ramirez said.

Sacred Heart beat New Braunfels Christian, and that in itself was a concern for Ramirez as his team braced for a challenge. "New Braunfels played us tough, so I thought Sacred Heart might give us some trouble, but we did some good in this game," Ramirez said.

The only problem the Indians threw at the Hawks came when Sacred Heart scored the game's first basket. Aside from a couple of ties in the opening period, the Hawks pretty much had their way. OLH led 18-12 after the first quarter, and stretched that to 37-24 at the half.

Hunter Taylor, and Travis Reeh opened up in the third with the score 49-30, and combined for four three pointers that were bookended by regular field goals by James Ibarra, and Joaquin Vasquez. That effort took OLH into the final eight minutes up 65-36.

Reeh wound up with 29 points. Vasquez, starting in place of an ill Cole Lutz, scored 21, and Taylor placed 10 points in the bank. William Westfall had eight, and Ibarra had seven to complete all the scoring for OLH.

OLH (16-8, 4-0) hosts its next nearest district competitor, Castle Hills, on Friday. Castle Hills is 3-1.

"Castle Hills will be a challenging game for us as we try and go up by two games on them. If we can continue to win and earn the better playoff seed, we could get a first round bye, and earn a second round home game in the playoffs," said Ramirez.

Tip off time against Castle Hills is 5 p.m. in the JV game, and 6:30 for the varsity.

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