Their shooting percentage was insane at that one point.. Very impressed. Perth tried their best to get under the Hawks skin too i noticed but they kept it cool and just went harder. And lets face it, the true highlight was the free cheeseburgers HAHA
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Hawks stay perfect, smash Perth
- Updated: November 4, 2012
More than 4,000 people showed up on a Sunday night in Wollongong to watch the Hawks beat rivals Perth Wildcats. Not only did the Hawks beat the team that many say will win the 2012-13 NBL championship, but they embarrassed them by 33 points thanks to some hard nose defense by Wollongong.
The Wildcats were never in the game as the Hawks lead by as many as 21 points in the first quarter, thanks to a 22-2 run by Wollongong that saw them drop 38 points in the first period alone.
Perth chipped away and shrunk the lead down to 14 at one stage but could not get any closer thanks to some timing shooting by Adris Deleon and Oscar Forman.
Deleon finished the game with 26 points off the bench, shooting the ball at 73% from the field. He was helped fellow American Lance Hurdle who scored most of his 13 points in the first half. Oscar Forman bounced back from a terrible game against the 36ers, with 21 points, hitting 5 three’s in the game.
Perth’s only bright point was Matthew Knight who scored 18 points and pulled down 6 rebounds, most of his points coming from mid range jump shots. The only other player in double figures was Jesse Wagstaff who got into some foul trouble early, but finished the game with 12 points.
Wollongong look to continue their hot run next Friday night when they face off against Sydney,
Points – 26, A. Deleon
Rebounds – 8, L. Davidson
Assists – 7, R. Martin
Blocks – 1, Multiple
Steals – 2, Multiple