KILN-- The Hancock Hawks rode a hot-shooting second quarter to hold off the the D'Iberville Warriors 80-76 on Friday night.
The Hawks (14-8) scored 28 points in the quarter - 21 of those points coming from behind the three-point line.
Cole Bosarge opened the second quarter scoring with a three-pointer. Rondell Womack added one. Heath Dedeaux and Colby Entriken each sank two threes in the period. Justin Ladner also sank one.
Tyler Butler led the Hawks with 15 points. Entriken scored 14 points, Justin Ladner added 12 and Sam Palode with 10 points.
"We had a little bit of and advantage inside, and their big guy got in foul trouble," said Hawks coach Charles Moore. "That helped us a lot. We're starting to come together. We've got five seniors on the court. In the fourth quarter, Justin and Colby shot free throws. We needed that. They were eight for eight."
The Warriors (16-6) were led by Zach Scales with 26 points, Dillyn Neely added 24. The Warriors have now lost three in a row for the first time this season. Their record stands at 16-6 (3-0, district).
"This was another playoff atmosphere game for us," said D'Iberville coach Lorenzo Wright. "We have to learn overcome adversity. I still like where we're at."
Hancock girls 39, D'Iberville 31: Madison Ladner led the Lady Hawks (5-15) with 14 points, Jaylin Ladner added 11. Casey Ferguson led the Lady Warriors (7-10) with 26 points.