Hawks big third quarter leads to win over MA

The Hermon Hawks broke open a 4-point half time lead with a 17-4 third quarter, which included a 13-0 run, to lead Hermon to a 59-48 win over Mattanawcook Academy at Hermon High School on Saturday night.

Hermon's Jordan Bishop tries to save a ball from going out of bounds during the second half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


Hermon took a 13-11 first quarter lead on an Isaac Varney 3-point basket at the buzzer, and held onto the lead at the half time break 26-22.

A Garrett Trask 3-point basket with 3:09 left in the third quarter put the Hawks up 39-22 after a 13-0 run. Hermon finished the period out scoring the Lynx 17-4 and took a 43-26 lead into the final period.

 Hermon's Keenan Marseille takes a look over the floor before passing the ball. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Keenan Marseille led Hermon in scoring with 13 points, while Varney and Garrett Trask each scored 11 points. Jordan Bishop had nine points and Cody Hawes added eight points. McKinlee Sickles, the lone senior on the team, scored four points and Kent Johnson had three points. 

The Hawks had seven 3-point baskets, three by Marseille, two from Hawes, and one each by Varney and Trask. They went 10-for-24 (42 %) from the free throw line.

 Hermon's Cody Hawes calls out a play. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Mattanawcook was led in scoring by Carter Ward with a game high 15, Alex Brown with 14, and Jordan Hanscom with 12 points. Logan Thompson scored five points, and Nate Ring chipped in with two points.

 Mattanawcook's Jordan Hanscom (with ball) puts up a jump shot. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The Lynx had four 3-point baskets, two by Ward and one each by Brown and Thompson. They went just 8-for-22 (36%) from the charity stripe.

 Hermon's Isaac Varney (with ball) puts up a shot during the first half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Hermon's Garrett Trask (33) gets up for a shot between two Lynx defenders. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

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