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Black Hawk blows out Belmont to keep winning streak alive
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BELMONT GUARD Jake Amenda (#31) drives to the basket during Mondays non-conference game against Juda. Amenda finished the night with seven points.

    BELMONT – Black Hawk sophomore Conner Meyer poured in a game-high 26 points and teammates Josh Meier and CJ Leuzinger each registered a double-double to lead the visiting Warriors to an 82-39 non-conference victory over the Belmont Braves on Friday, Jan. 6.
    Meyer tallied seven rebounds and three blocked shots to carry the Warriors to the win. Meier added 18 points and 10 rebounds along with seven blocks and five assists, while Leuzinger chipped in with 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks for the Warriors.
    Black Hawk (8-1 overall) charged out to a 42-16 halftime advantage over the Braves (0-11), and kept up the pace the rest of the night by outscoring the hosts 40-23 in the second half.
    Colby Argall contributed six points, eight assists and four steals to the Warriors’ effort. Michael Flanagan added four points, five assists and two steals.
    Jake Amenda led Belmont with 12 points, five rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocks. Brady Wedig added eight points and six boards, while Jake Wedig provided seven points and five boards. Colin Austin netted seven points for the Braves, and Riely Cutler pulled down five rebounds.
     At Edgerton, on Saturday, Jan. 7, the Warriors ran their winning streak to eight games with a 66-54 non-conference victory over the host Crimson Tide.
    Conner Meyer led three players in double figures again with his game-high 22-point performance. CJ Leuzinger followed with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Josh Meier recorded another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocks and two assists
    Jason Treuthardt scored eight points for the Warriors, and Colby Argall tallied five points, three assists and three steals in the win.
    Charlie Hatlen, Jackson Erickson and Daniel Zeimet each scored nine points for the Tide (2-8).
    Black Hawk returns to Six Rivers East action with road games at Argyle on Thursday, Jan. 12, and at top-ranked Barneveld on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Warriors also host #2-ranked Darlington in a tough non-conference game on Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 2:30 p.m.
     At Belmont, on Monday, Jan. 9, the host Braves battled with Juda early, but they could not pick up their first win of the season as the Panthers used a huge second-half to roll to a 66-28 non-conference victory.
    The Braves swapped the lead with the Panthers three times in the first half until a 10-0 run gave Juda the lead for good at 15-6. A 3-pointer by junior Jake Wedig halted the run, but the Panthers doubled up the hosts, 12-6, the rest of the half to grab a 27-15 lead at the intermission.
    Juda scored 39 points to Belmont’s 13 in the second half to cruise to the win.
    Wedig finished with 12 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Belmont. Jake Amenda added seven points, four rebounds and two assists, while Colin Austin provided four points and four rebounds.
    Keagan Haffele finished with a game-high 23 points and Joe Rackow scored 17 for Juda.
    Belmont has upcoming Six Rivers West games at Cassville on Thursday, Jan. 12, and at home against Benton on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Black Hawk…….. 42   40 – 82
Belmont………… 16   23 – 39
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 6, Jason Treuthardt 3, Kyle Lovelace 4, Jett Rufenacht 5, Josh Meier 18, Michael Flanagan 4, Jared Knapp 3, Conner Meyer 26, C.J. Leuzinger 13. Totals – 37  3-5  82.
    Belmont – Joey de Haan 1, Luke Kamps 2, Colin Austin 7, Justan Ernst 2, Jake Wedig 7, Jake Amenda 12, Brady Wedig 8. Totals – 17  5-8  39.
    3-point goals– BH 5 (Rufenacht 1, Knapp 1, Leuzinger 3), BE 2 (Austin 1, Amenda 1). Total fouls– BH na, BE 8. Fouled out– none.

Black Hawk……… 39   27 – 66
Edgerton………… 29   25 – 54
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 5, Jason Treuthardt 8, Jett Rufenacht 3, Josh Meier 10, Michael Flanagan 4, Conner Meyer 22, C.J. Leuzinger 14. Totals – 24  11-14  66.
    Edgerton – Cone 7, Simmons 2, Hatlen 9, Erickson 9, J. Johnson 8, Norland 1, Beasley 2, Long 7, Zeimet 9. Totals – na.
    3-point goals– BH 6 (Rufenacht 1, Meyer 1, Leuzinger 4), E na. Total fouls– BH na, E na. Fouled out– none.

Juda………….. 27   39 – 66
Belmont……… 15   13 – 28
Juda – Kammerer 2, Haffele 23, Schmitt 8, Stuckey 8, Skoumal 2, Morris 2, Davis 2, Rackow 17, Hale 2. Totals – 24  16-21  66.
Belmont – Ethan James 1, Luke Kamps 4, Colin Austin 4, Jake Wedig 12, Jake Amenda 7. Totals – 10  7-10  28.
3-point goals– J 2 (Haffele 1, Rackow 1), B 1 (J. Wedig 1). Total fouls– J 15, B 17. Fouled out– B: Austin.