Hawks Men’s Basketball Downs Builders On Road
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- The Chowan Basketball team finished off their fourth straight win of the season with a 72-62 victory over the Apprentice School on Wednesday afternoon on the road.
FINAL | Chowan 72, Apprentice School 62
RECORDS | Chowan 4-0, Apprentice School 0-5
LOCATION | Newport News, Va.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Four players scored in double-figures for the Hawks. Robert Grubbs led the charge with his first career double-double notching 18 points and 12 rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Unlike in the first meeting, Chowan jumped out to an early 12-2 run. Gus Rowland started off the contest with a layup followed by a Tim Hewett trey.
The Builders hit two free throws early before Robert Grubbs completed the three-point play. Demetrius Sanders made a layup as Tim Hewett completed the run with a pair of freebies.
The Apprentice School ended the run with a three-point play and a layup to bring the score to 12-7 in favor of the Hawks.
Tim Hewett putback his own miss to get the Hawks back into the scoring column followed by back-to-back buckets by Gus Rowland.
Swapping free throws midway through the half allowed the Hawks to extend lead back to double-figures.
A knock down three by Robert Grubbs with 6:22 remaining in the half saw the Hawks lead move to 28-15.
Chowan and Apprentice School traded baskets through the remainder of the half as the Hawks led 39-27 at the break.
The Apprentice School would cut the deficit to nine, 43-34, following a three but Diamante Brown put the Hawks back up to double-figures with a jumper.
A quick 6-0 run by the Builders brought the score to 47-40 with just over 16 minutes to play in the half. Back-to-back baskets by Robert Grubbs and a triple by Diamante Brown pushed the lead back to 14, 54-40.
Gus Rowland finished the and-one opportunity to give the Hawks their largest lead at 17, 57-40.
The Hawks would keep the contest in double-figures until the Builders cut into the deficit with a 6-0 run with 3:21 remaining, 63-57.
Chowan hit 9-10 free throws down the stretch with Gus Rowland scoring 7-8 from the stripe to finish off the Apprentice School comeback.
The Hawks continue their road trip on Saturday, November 25 as Chowan travels to Aiken, S.C. to face USC Aiken in a non-conference bout.