Blackhawk rally falls short in District

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Blackhawk Kasey Cooper (32) worked around defending Prairie Grove’s Tanner Gallman during Wednesday night’s District tournament game at Shiloh. The ’Hawks won that contest, only to lose to Farmington Friday night. The ’Hawks are scheduled to play in the Regional tournament Thursday.
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Blackhawk Kasey Cooper (32) worked around defending Prairie Grove’s Tanner Gallman during Wednesday night’s District tournament game at Shiloh. The ’Hawks won that contest, only to lose to Farmington Friday night. The ’Hawks are scheduled to play in the Regional tournament Thursday.

A furious comeback rally by the Blackhawk varsity boys’ basketball team was turned back by deadly free throw shooting by the Farmington Cardinals as Pea Ridge was defeated 67-55 in the district semi-finals.

Poor shooting by the ’Hawks along with a very subpar rebounding effort kept the ’Hawks in hole for most of the first half. Trailing by 15 points and seemingly headed for a lopsided defeat at the hands of the highly ranked Cardinals, coach Charley Clarke unleashed a torrid press near midway of the third quarter which resulted in a 18-5 scoring run that nearly tied the game.

Cold shooting came back to frustrate the ’Hawks though, as they were off the mark for 11 of their last ...


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Sports, Pages 7 on 02/24/2010

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