Hawks best Blazers

The West Tisbury Hawks overcame a nine-point first half deficit to hand the visiting Oak Bluffs Blazers their first loss in two years, 61-58, in boys interscholastic basketball action at the West Tisbury School Tuesday.

Jack Roberts of West Tisbury drives to the hole against O.B.’s Andrew Frietas.

Photo by Ralph Stewart

Jack Roberts of West Tisbury drives to the hole against O.B.’s Andrew Frietas.

The Hawks (2-0) used a suffocating full-court press in the second half to turn the tables on the two-time defending champs, building their own nine-point lead at 54-45 with six minutes left.

The Blazers (2-1) would draw within two at 56-54, but the Hawks were calm at the stripe, making crucial free throws to claim the win.

Jack Roberts was the leading scorer with 23 Hawks points. Ben Dwane had 11.

Mike Bizzarro (17 points), Isaac Browne (15), and Andrew Hakala (10), led Oak Bluffs

The Tisbury Tigers improved to 2-0 with a 70-44 win over the visiting Edgartown Eagles.

Mike Cutrer and Alec Tattersall both hit in double figures for Tisbury.

Ryan Gossen led all scorers, racking up 22 points for Edgartown, while Brian Hurley added 10 more.