Hawks Club Basketball
Hawks Club Basketball has one game left to try and add an additional win to their losing record. On Sunday Feb. 12th the club faced Columbia College for the last time this season. The first half provided less than desirable results for the Hawks, ending with the team being down 31 points. Though the team was working together they could not make many shots or control the turnovers. At half there wasn’t much excitement at Keating gym.
As the second half began, all of that changed. The Hawks came out and played with more purpose than most expected to see. The team not only started making their shots but also got many defensive and offensive rebounds, avoided fouling and had a few steals more than normal. The Hawks new found teamwork and determination closed the lead Columbia had and brought the score within 6 points in the final minute. Stephen Huang, their leading scorer, was a big part of the Hawks comeback and the team as a whole worked wonderfully together to give themselves one last chance at this win.
Unfortunately the Hawks were unable to pull out the win. The time worked against them, and though they had stopped Columbia College from scoring the majority of the second half, they still couldn’t prevent them from scoring entirely. The Hawks lost with a final score of 71-80 and though the loss was less than favorable it shows how much heart the players have in the game and how they never give up hope.
This weekend, Hawks visited Robert Morris University in Springfield for a tournament. The team lost the tournament but Trevor Townsend was the Tournament's leading scorer and Anthony Thurston the leading rebounder. If you haven’t come out to see your IIT club basketball play, this is your last chance. The Hawks final game is this Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 7pm in Keating Sports Center. The games are open to all students and faculty of IIT, Shimer, and Vandercook. Admission is FREE. So come on out and support your Scarlet Hawks as they take on Elgin College for their final game of the season, and cheer them on to a final 'W'.