No. 3 Hawks open postseason journey tonight

CGD Cowboys the first district road block

JEWELL — Fresh off a nine-day layoff — thanks, Mother Nature — the third-ranked (Class 2A) South Hamilton boys’ basketball team will open up the postseason on Coach Jim Marsh Court this evening.

The Hawks (18-1) will host North Central Conference school Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (4-17) in a District 3 semifinal at 8 p.m. The winner will advance to Tuesday’s district final in Webster City where it will face either Garner-Hayfield/Ventura or South Hardin.

CGD reached the district semifinal with a 47-46 upset over Roland-Story last night.

The Hawks, who are looking for their third consecutive trip to state and fourth in six years, have four players that score in double figures. Conner Hill (17.7 points per game) leads the way, followed by Logan Peters (14.7), Cole Berg (11.7) and Cade Balvanz (11.6).