Blackhawks hang on for 55-52 league win over scrappy Deer Park
Defensive lapses led to 64-50 road loss at sixth-ranked Pullman
Clutch shooting and aggressive defense and rebounding led the Cheney High boys’ basketball team to a tight, 55-52 come from behind win over visiting Deer Park in the Blackhawks Great Northern League opener last Thursday. Forty-eight hours later however, Cheney gave up too many easy buckets inside in a 64-50 loss to preseason league title favorite Pullman on the road.
Thursday the Blackhawks matched the Stags (0-2, 4-6) scrappiness with scrappiness. Cheney fell behind by 21-13 midway through the second quarter, but used offensive rebounding to gain second chances at points, pulling within...