Saturday’s Basketball Briefs

HAWK GIRLS EARN FIRST WIN: An 18-8 third quarter run put the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team in control and the Hawks went on to pick up their first victory of the season over Ogden, 56-45, Saturday night in Ogden.

“It’s always a good feeling to get the first win of the season and I’m happy it came earlier than it did last year,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Henderson said. “We were finally able to get off to a fast start, something we haven’t done this year. That was big for our confidence.”

South Hamilton (1-3) led by 15 points, 41-26, after three quarters.

One night after pouring in a career-high 20 points against sixth-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story, Hawks’ forward Marla Grubb dropped in 19 on the Bulldogs (1-3), 12 of them coming in the second half.

Sydney Friest pitched in 11 points and Anna Moss reeled off 10 of her 12 points in the second half. Moss canned a pair of 3-pointers and cranked out eight points in the game-deciding third quarter.

Breanne Diersen and Rylee Woodall had six points each in the win.

BERG LEAD SH BOYS TO 3-0: Cole Berg scored 18 points and three other South Hamilton players — Marco Balderas (14), Conner Hill (13) and Logan Peters (10) — scored in double figures Saturday night, as the Hawks remained undefeated with a 66-51 non-conference victory over West Marshall in Jewell.

“This was a big win for us,” South Hamilton head coach Nathan Hill said. “West Marshall has a nice team.

“Cole Berg had a big game for us … he was really aggressive attacking the basket and putting a lot of pressure on the defense.”

Berg also collected five rebounds, while Balderas had five boards and five assists. Cade Balvanz added nine points and seven caroms.

South Hamilton outscored West Marshall 37-28 in the second half.

Peyton Pope scored 22 points to lead West Marshall (1-1).

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