OLD TOWN – It was a back-and-forth battle all night, but eventually the Hermon Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Old Town 38-28 on Tuesday night.
Hermon led 15-10 at the half, and Old Town came out firing in the second half. In the third, a Saige Evans lay-up brought the Coyotes within one point, 19-18. But, no matter how close the Coyotes brought it, the Hawks never trailed.
They led 27-20 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and even though Old Town brought it to within one again, the Hawks finished the game on a 5-0 run to defeat the Coyotes 38-28. With the win, Hermon avenges their only loss of the season and breaks the Coyotes perfect season.
“We had a little bit of a lead and they had to come after us, and we knocked down some shots,” said Hawks coach Chris Cameron. “We know each other very well, these two groups have played against each other since they were little. They’re both very good teams, very well coached teams, and these types of battles are fun. It’s what gets us ready for the playoffs.”
Old Town returns to action Thursday when they host John Bapst, and Hermon will be in action Saturday when they travel to Orono.