BYRON CENTER, Mich. – On Friday night the Hamilton boys basketball team took on the Byron Center Bulldogs. Heading into the game the Hawkeyes needed losses from both Holland and Holland Christian and a win against Byron Center to clinch a three-way tie for the OK-Green. But, in another thriller the Hawkeyes fell to Byron Center for the second time this year 67-64.
Hamilton has seen their fair share of heart breakers this year in route to a 5-5 conference record and a third place finish in the conference.
“We stayed in the conversation until the last week, we didn’t do enough little things right to win a league championship,” Coach Haverdink said.
Their was an incredible 49 total fouls in the game, which became a deciding factor as Unity Christian hit 70% from the free throw line.
“To be picked last, by all of the coaches in the conference, we proved them wrong,” Senior Grant Wolfram said.
The Hawkeyes were led in scoring by Colton Becksvoort who had 23 points, well Wolfram added 20 points.
Hamilton has one more week left in the season as they will face Kelloggsville and Coopersville, before facing Unity Christian in the opening round of the state playoffs. The Hawkeyes have beaten Unity Christian both times they have played this year.