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Warriors soar past Comets, 86-38
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BLACK HAWKS Jett Rufenacht (#5) throws down a one-handed slam dunk in Tuesdays Six Rivers East game against Albany. Rufenacht came off the bench for a career-high 18 points to aid the 86-38 Warrior win.

    SOUTH WAYNE – Black Hawk’s offense was firing on all cylinders against Albany on Tuesday night, and their defense wasn’t too shabby either as the host Warriors soared to an 86-38 victory over the Comets in Six Rivers East boys’ basketball action at BHHS.
    Sophomore forward Conner Meyer scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the opening half to lead the Warriors out to a 23-point halftime lead.
    Senior center Josh Meier netted 12 points in the first half, while junior forward Jett Rufenacht came off the bench for 12 more points for the Warriors (4-1 overall, 3-1 SRE) in the opening half.
    Black Hawk scored the game’s first 11 points and also ripped off a 13-0 run later in the first half on their way to building up a 46-23 halftime advantage.
    “I thought we did a great job of moving the basketball and not settling for quick out-of-rhythm shots. Our guards did a good job of finding our post players and putting them in positions to score, and they did a good job of finishing at a high percentage,” said Black Hawk head coach Charlie Anderson.
    The Comets (4-4, 1-3) got 18 of their 23 points by sinking six shots from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half.
    The Warriors continued to pour it on in the second half, starting it off on a 23-5 scoring run to extend the lead to 69-28 and get a running clock the rest of the way.
    Meier finished with 20 points, while Rufenacht chipped in with a career-best 18 points. Junior guard CJ Leuzinger sank two treys on his way to 10 points, and junior guard Jared Knapp knocked down a pair of 3s on his way to eight second-half points for the Warriors.
    Senior Connor Trow hit four of his five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 17 points to lead Albany. Brock Gilkes added two 3s and nine points for the Comets.
    “Our defense did a good job of boxing out and limiting them to one shot,” added Anderson.
    Black Hawk will start the New Year off with a non-conference game at Belmont on Friday, Jan. 6.
    “We have a tough stretch coming up. We have some good teams to play, so we need to keep doing those positive things to be successful,” Anderson stated.

Albany…………. 23   15 – 38
Black Hawk…… 46   40 – 86
    Albany – Trow 17, Mueller 1, Hlavachek 2, Dahl 3, Kelly 4, Gilkes 9, Stauffacher 2. Totals – 13  4-10  23.
    Black Hawk – Colby Argall 2, Jason Treuthardt 4, Jett Rufenacht 18, Josh Meier 20, Michael Flanagan 2, Jared Knapp 8, Conner Meyer 22, C.J. Leuzinger 10. Totals – 36  9-12  86.
    3-point goals– A 7 (Trow 5, Gilkes 2), BH 5 (Rufenacht 2, Knapp 2, Leuzinger 1). Total fouls– J 13, BH 11. Fouled out– none.