Creek Wood’s basketball squads got one less day to prepare for East Hickman this week, as the Friday night double header was moved back to Thursday with the threat of inclement weather looming for Friday. That didn’t seem to stop the Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks one bit as both squads rolled East just two nights after they flattened Fairview.
The Lady Red Hawks made quick work of the two-win Lady Eagles, rolling to a 64-25 win. Creek Wood won the first quarter 17-6 and the second 13-6, leading 30-12 at the break. The Lady Red Hawks continued to pour it on in the second half, owning the the third 18-9 and demolishing any comeback hopes with a 16-4 thrashing in the fourth as the benches emptied. Seven players would score for the Lady Red Hawks, led by MVP Rachel Bell’s 27. Brianna Spicer added 10 points, while McKenzie Broadway and Bailee Anthony chipped in 7 each. The Creek Wood defense allowed just four scorers for East, none of them in double figures.
Much like they did on Tuesday night, the Creek Wood boys took a little time to get going, with the game staying nip and tuck for the first several minutes. Once they got it figured out, the Red Hawks took over, winning the first quarter 27-9. CWHS took the second quarter 17-9 for a dominant 44-18 lead at the half, but the gritty Eagles would not go away. Creek Wood only outscored East 17-13 in the third, and while the mercy rule kicks in with a 35 point lead, the Eagles kept it at 30 or less for the bulk of the second half. In fact, East Hickman and Creek Wood battled to a 15-15 draw in the fourth quarter as the reserves cycled through, but the damage was done and Creek Wood won big, by a final score of 76-46.
Creek Wood allowed two players in double figures, but had three of their own–MVP Ross Cummings with 17, Ross “Chico” Plunkett with 14, and Isaac Edmondson with 13. The Red Hawks had 9 players score, with all of them registering at least 3 points. Freshman Gray Michaels even had a highlight in the first quarter as he drew a foul on a made three pointer, then converted the free throw for a rare four point play.
Creek Wood gets to bundle up on Friday night, before resuming play Tuesday night at Waverly Central.