The Hawks showed the fight that they had all season long. They scratched and clawed but came up short versus a really good Perry Meridian team.
Perry started off hitting multiple 3 pointers. The finished the first half 7-11 from the 3 point stripe. That only kept the Hawks at bay briefly as the Hawks only trailed by 1 point at halftime. The score was 21-20. In the 2nd half it was more of the same, as both teams exchanged blows. In the end the Perry team held off a feverish run by the Hawks.
The Hawks were led in scoring by Vanesa Wilson’s 14 points. Ajulu Thathu in her final game as a Hawk finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. In Issy Burr last game she finished with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Kenzee Smith finished with 4 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds. Miya Kakazu played solidly in her last game as a Hawk as well.
The Hawks had their best season in over 15 years. They finished the season 16 – 8. The won 2 county tourney games and led or were tied in the 3rd quarter of 6 of the 8 losses. Although the Hawks loose 2 starters next season, they will have 3 players with significant minutes returning to the squad.