The St. Georges boys' basketball team has speed to burn, the squad turned on the speed in a 55-45 road victory over Brandywine High School Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks improved their record to 16-3 on the season and appear to be peaking at the right time.
“We are playing good basketball, but I saw some room for improvement on the court today, if we want to do well in the post season, “ said Hawks Coach Rod Griffin. “We do have some speed and I think we utilized it in the rights spots today. We played well in stretches, but good enough to beat a good team today,” he said.
Despite a somewhat slow start, the Hawks got out to a decent lead, running past the Bulldogs for a 17-10 lead after the first quarter. “We had some good looks, but we didn't hit our shots in the early going,” said Griffin.
In the second quarter, Brandywine played a better brand of defense and held the Hawks to only 12 points, but St. Georges maintained a 29-19 lead at the half.
The Hawks spread out the scoring in the first half, as L Hamrick scored eight points, and three other players, Zaire Jacobs-Beazer, Quenton Hamrick and Jordan Eldridge each collected six points.
In the second half, the Bulldogs were aggressive, but the Hawks speed proved too much for Brandywine. Both teams scored 26 points total in the second half, but St. Georges maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the third and fourth quarters.
Tyriq Malcom scored 12 points for Brandywine and Jermaine Meadows and Sayvon Willis both added eight points in the tough loss. The 1-18 Bulldogs finish their season on Wednesday with a home game against William Penn. Opening tip is set for 5:15 p.m.
Freshman Kyson Rawls led St. Georges with 13 points, while Beazer finished with 12, and Q. Hamrick added ten points in the victory.
The Hawks wrap up their regular season on Wednesday at home against the Del. Academy of Public Safety & Security, starting at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, the team will play in the Blue Hen Conference Championship game against Newark at St. Mark's beginning at 4 p.m.