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Two out of three not bad for Warriors
BLACK HAWK center Josh Meier (#10) scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the first half of Saturdays game to lift the Warriors to a 48-30 halftime lead over the host Parkview Vikings. Black Hawk held on for a 73-63 win.

    SOUTH WAYNE – Black Hawk started off its season a little later than most teams around the area, but the Warriors have gotten right into the swing of things by playing three games in a span of five days and winning two of those games to start off their new year.
    The Warriors (2-1 overall, 1-1 Six Rivers East) faced a tough task when they opened up against Pecatonica on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Vikings are one of the favorites to contend for the East title this season and already had four games in the books heading into Tuesday’s game, and that game experience would prove to be key.
    The Vikings (5-1, 2-0) held a slim 24-23 lead over the Warriors with about three and a half minutes to go in the first half, but they closed the half on an 11-2 scoring run to open up a 10-point halftime lead and they were able to maintain their double digit advantage throughout the second half to earn a 66-51 victory.
    “Starting off the season against Pec is very tough. We were right there until they extended the lead to 10 points at halftime. Against them, that’s just too much to overcome. We played pretty well overall,” said Black Hawk head coach Charlie Anderson.
    Sophomore Conner Meyer scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Warriors. Senior Josh Meier tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, two blocks shots and an assist and a steal. Michael Flanagan added 11 points for Black Hawk.
    AJ Hendrickson poured in a game-high 24 points to pace the Vikings.
    The Warriors returned to the court on Friday night and broke down the Monticello Ponies, 81-39, in a SRE meeting.
    Black Hawk got off to a fast start as an alley-oop dunk by C.J. Leuzinger got the Warriors off and running. Leuzinger led four players in double figures with a game-high 18 points and he added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
    Meier posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and added four blocks, two assists and two steals, while Meyer tallied 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.
    Jett Rufenacht chipped in with 10 points, four boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and Jared Knapp came off the bench for nine points after sinking two treys.
    “We were able to establish our press, get an early lead and keep our momentum going the whole game,” commented Anderson about Friday’s game.
    Jon Errthum led the Ponies (0-5, 0-2) with 11 points.
    Black Hawk got right back at it less than 24 hours later with a non-conference contest against the Parkview Vikings, and picked up their second victory in a row after holding off a late push by the hosts to hang on for a 73-63 decision.
    The Warriors started off hot once again, sinking seven 3-pointers in the first half– five of those by Leuzinger– on the way to a 48-30 halftime lead.
    Their lead swelled to as many as 20 points several times in the second half, but the Vikings (0-5) refused to go down without putting up a fight. A 20-6 scoring spurt by the hosts closed the gap to 69-63 with around a minute to play.
    Black Hawk went a perfect 4-for-4 at the foul line in the final 35 seconds of play to seal the victory.
    Meier poured in a game-high 22 points and led the Warriors with nine rebounds and four blocks, while Meyer added 20 points and eight boards.
    Leuzinger scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half and added five rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Sophomore guard Colby Argall chipped in with five points and three assists for the Warriors.
    Riley Carroll led Parkview with 13 points. Justin Balch followed with 12 points and Josh Soderstrom netted 11 for the Vikings.
    “Our offense was really clicking in the first half. CJ was feeling it from downtown,” Anderson stated. “In the second half, we were settling for shots. We got away from our inside-out approach that we like to do, which led to quick possessions that allowed Parkview to come back into the game. We’re happy to be at 2-1 right now.”
    Black Hawk returns home to host Six Rivers East games against Juda on Thursday, Dec. 15, and Albany on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Black Hawk… 0   0 – 39
Monticello….. 0   0 – 81
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 5, Jason Treuthardt 4, Jett Rufenacht 10, Josh Meier 15, Michael Flanagan 6, Jared Knapp 9, Conner Meyer 14, C.J. Leuzinger 18. Totals – 29  6-13  81.
    Monticello – Price 5, McCoy 9, Gafner 5, Farber 3, Errthum 11, Rufer 7. Totals – 13  9-14  39.
    3-point goals– BH 5 (Flanagan 2, Knapp 2, Leuzinger 1), M 4 (McCoy 3, Farber). Total fouls– BH 15, M 13. Fouled out– none.

Black Hawk… 25   26 – 51
Pecatonica…. 35   31 – 66
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 3, Jason Treuthardt 4, Josh Meier 14, Michael Flanagan 11, Conner Meyer 17, C.J. Leuzinger 2. Totals – 19  9-20  51.
    Pecatonica – Schraepfer 10, Prust 2, Dearth 9, Kent 9, Hendrickson 24, Green 7, Eaton 5. Totals – 24  13-21  66.
    3-point goals– BH 4 (Flanagan 2, Meier 1, Meyer 1), P 5 (Hendrickson 3, Green 1, Dearth 1). Total fouls– BH 17, P 16. Fouled out– BH: Meier.

Black Hawk… 48   25 – 73
Parkview……. 30   33 – 63
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 5, Jett Rufenacht 6, Josh Meier 22, Michael Flanagan 2, Conner Meyer 20, C.J. Leuzinger 18. Totals – 24  18-26  73.
    Parkview – Balch 12, R. Carroll 11, Hoscheit 9, Noble 8, Soderstrom 11, Onsgard 6, Campbell 4. Totals – 26  7-16  63.
    3-point goals– BH 7 (Argall 1, Rufenacht 1, Leuzinger 5), P 4 (R. Carroll 1, Hoscheit 2, Onsgard 1). Total fouls– BH 17, P 22. Fouled out– P: Soderstrom, R. Carroll, Campbell.