Sunday afternoon basketball certainly seems as though it can be a fun. Everyone's a little bit more relaxed than they might be on a weekday school night, and there's still the remainder of Sunday to enjoy once the game's finished. Pepin gym didn't seem to be quite as full, but that didn't put any kind of a damper on what was a very good game for the Hawks.
Of course, The Network was on hand to broadcast the game live, although some technical difficulties - the microphone in the first half, and the wi-fi in the second - gave us some minor fits. On the whole, however, the broadcast team of Johnathan Feeny and Cam Brennan did their usual bang-up job. The majority of the first half can still be seen in the central UStream viewer at the top of the page.
It was the Hawks who enjoyed themselves this afternoon, much more so than the South Kingstown Rebels, who came into Hendricken with a 2-10 record. Based on the majority of the way that the game played out, it's difficult to say whether the first few minutes of the game - when SK jumped out to a 7-0 lead - was the result of a fast start by the Rebels or the Hawks' coming out of the gate flat. In either case, that lead evaporated quickly, and the Hawks wound up outscoring the Rebels 65-24 the rest of the way, en route to a 65-31 victory.
As the Hawks got their offense untracked, they were helped considerably along the way by the outside shooting of EJ Nygren (14 points) and Dmitri Rosa (two three-pointers). Nygren's shot was working all afternoon, as evidenced here...
...and with a nice follow-up of a Rosa miss here.
One of Rosa's three's can be seen here...,
...and Chris O'Brien even chipped into the shooting barrage with a three of his own.
The Hawks go to 6-1 in league play, with some pretty big games approaching quickly. The Hawks will be in action this week on Tuesday when they travel to play Hope High School at 7 pm and on Friday night at home, when they take on defending state champion and current front-runner Classical, a game that will be broadcast right here on The Network. Game time for that one will also be 7 pm.