Hawks Lose in Nailbiter

Hilbert’s Men’s Basketball team fell short in their First-Round playoff game, battling it out with Pitt Bradford until the final minutes of the game, losing 80-79.

This game was the third time of the year that the two teams have collided. Every game that the two teams have played against each other has come down to one point differential.

Hilbert has a young, promising roster to build with, while also having lots of offseason time to recruit.

Senior Elijah Powell is a great role model for Hilbert’s team and many players look up to him.

“This team was more of a family than any other team and played hard for each other every night,” Powell said. “I’m very close with these guys, they’re my brothers.”

The team was led by many key players throughout the season. Quran Briggs is a great basketball player leading the team. Briggs led the team in scoring this season averaging 31.0 points per game, while shooting 48% from the field.

“It was a good season,” Briggs said. “It wasn’t the finish we wanted. It was fun playing with this group of new guys.”

Briggs was happy with how his team performed.

“It feels great. It’s an honor,” Briggs said. “I feel like they look up to me and they ask how I do what I do, and I’ve never had it happen to me it was great.”

The Hawks concluded the season, finishing 12-13 overall. This record doesn’t define the Hawks, Only 3 seniors will not be back next season and the future is promising.

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