Hawks whip Caverna but fall to North

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Sophomores Myrks, Sheeran score 17 each in win

By Lanny Vincent

It was lights out for Caverna Friday night as the LaRue County Hawks won with a score of 66-51.

Sophomores Anthony Myrks and Kyle Sheeran each scored 17 points to lead the Hawks to their third win in five games.

Christian Mullins had 10 points and six rebounds and forward Tyler Nall had seven points and five rebounds to round out the Hawks scoring.

Jordan Brewer, in limited action, came back after an ankle sprain to score five points, three steals and two assists while freshman Kelton Ford came off the bench to score five points.

North Hardin loss

The Hawks lost 78-57 Dec. 15 to North Hardin.

The Hawks started out well leading 17-12 after the first quarter but it went downhill from there. The Trojans led by 14 at the half and while the Hawks cut the lead to 11 in the fourth quarter, the Trojans continued to play well.  

“They beat us bad in transition in the second quarter, while we missed and forced some bad shots,” said head coach Paul Childress. “We made a run at the beginning of the fourth quarter, cut the lead to 11 with about four minutes to go. Roosevelt Emerson was the difference in the game. He dominated the paint.  He had 30 points and 14 rebounds. We did not shoot the ball with confidence and forced some bad shots at the end of our run in the fourth.”

Myrks again led the team with 18 points and six steals while Jason Carlberg had his best game of the season with 11 points and 5 rebounds.

Ford and Ryan Wafford came off the bench scoring eight points and five points respectively. Sheeran had an unusual off-night, scoring seven points on two for 11 shooting. The Hawks’ shooting struggled with only a 30 percent accuracy for the game.

“We can take a lot of positives out of this game,” Childress said. It’s December and this gives us a good measuring stick on where we are and how much better we have to become, plus we were playing without Jordan Brewer, who’s out with a sprained ankle. He will bring a lot to both ends of the floor. So I think it is something we can hopefully build on that will make us better down the road.”

The Hawks’ next home game is Dec. 28 against Webster County playing in the eight-team National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School.