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Hawks too hot for New London

NEW LONDON Rebounding from back-to-back Bay Conference losses the Shawano boys basketball team dominated New London Tuesday night in their 64-27 win. The Hawks used their huge height advantage and a barrage of three pointers to make easy work in their 37-point win.

The Hawks opened the game with their customary Blake Olson three pointer and never trailed the entire way. Olson had the hot hand for the Hawks with fourth three pointers on his way to 16 points in the game. The Hawks had seven total three pointers in the win.

Shawano also used numerous offensive rebounds to get second chances at shots with 6-foot-eight Josh Buettner leading the way. Buettner finished the game with 19 points, also shooting well from the outside.

In the first period the Hawks jumped out to an 11-7 lead as New London looked to slow the game down. The Hawks would have none of that as they put on the full-court press and forced turnovers for easy points.

The second period opened with a quick basket from Shawano's Jesse Woods. The Hawks continued to put pressure on the ball defensively forcing the turnovers and taking New London out of their game plan. Shawano went on am 18-7 run in the second period capped by an Olson three pointer with three seconds left to build a 29-14 lead at the half.

Buettner got the Hawks off to a quick start in the second half nailing a three pointer. He scored seven of the team's 16 points in the period. Shawano had built a 45-27 lead heading into the final period of play.

The fourth period would be totally dominated by the Hawks as they would route the New London defense for a 19-3 run. Shawano opened the period on scoring the first 12 points before giving up their first points with three minutes left to play.

With their loss to Ashwaubenon last week, the Hawks (10-3, 7-2) fell out of the top-10 and will look to impress voters when they host West DePere on Jan. 28, their first home game since losing to Seymour on Jan. 7.

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