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Hawkinson breaks State B record, Battlers place seventh

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New record... GHS junior Kole Hawkinson (Julie and Dave Kilian/Ken Hawkinson) broke a 21 year old record at the State B tournament on Saturday. Hawkinson dropped 14 three-point baskets during his three games to break the tournament record. He scored 29 points in his last game and earned a spot on the all tourney team.

New record…
GHS junior Kole Hawkinson (Julie and Dave Kilian/Ken Hawkinson) broke a 21 year old record at the State B tournament on Saturday. Hawkinson dropped 14 three-point baskets during his three games to break the tournament record. He scored 29 points in his last game and earned a spot on the all tourney team.

The Potter County Battlers made  their final appearance of the State B tournament on Saturday  afternoon against the Arlington Cardinals and brought home the seventh place tourney trophy.
The highlight of the game was in the fourth quarter, when GHS junior Kole Hawkinson hit his 14th three pointer in the tournament. That swish of the net broke a 21 year old record for the most three-point shots in the State B tournament set by Eric Lappe of Harrold in 1992.
There was some discrepancy in the stats, but after a quick review,  it turned out that Hawkinson had not been credited for a fourth three-pointer in the first game of the tourney. He was also scored 29 points in the game and was named to the all-tournament team.
The buzzer ended the game with the Battlers winning 72-62 and  bringing home seventh place after an outstanding year of 23 wins and just two losses that came in the first two games of the State B tournament.
Read all about the Potter County Battlers and their State B action on page 10 of the News, and catch the action in photos throughout the paper.
–Molly McRoberts

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