Boys Basketball wins.
Nuggets 80, Park Rapids 52.

The Hawley Nuggets traveled to Park Rapids Friday night to close out their season with the 8-16 Panthers.

The Nuggets got the tip and the first three points, but the lead changed hands several times with the Panthers getting several easy baskets despite, or maybe because of, the Nugget press.

At 12:31, the Nuggets took the lead 13-12 off a bucket by Jacob Crompton and would start to put a little distance between themselves and the Panthers for the rest of the half despite continued hustle from the opposition who seemed relatively unaffected by the Hawley defense. Plagued by turnovers, Hawley led by just 11 at the half which included two mega-dunks by Pekas.

The next 18 minutes proved much the same although the Nuggets continued to increase the spread, going up by 24 momentarily at the 11:40 mark and eventually to stay with eight minutes remaining. Nuggets win, 80-52.

Nuggets end their regular season with a 23-1 record. Nice season guys. Good luck in your post-season play!

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