JWCC men use transition offense to pull away from Black Hawk

Posted: Jan. 8, 2013 12:18 am Updated: Jan. 29, 2013 3:15 am


MOLINE, Ill. -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team stepped up its game in the second half Monday night.

It helped the Trail Blazers pull away from a one-point halftime lead for an 82-66 non-conference victory over Black Hawk.

JWCC executed its transition offense much better after halftime.

"That helped us do a lot of things better," Trail Blazers coach Brad Hoyt said. "We guarded them well in the second half, and we got to the glass and rebounded the basketball better. That helped us get out on the break to get some easy baskets."

The victory completes a season sweep of Black Hawk, following an 88-56 win on Dec. 8 at home.

Five players scored in double figures for JWCC. Brad Hamilton made five of the Trail Blazers' eight 3-pointers and scored 17 points. Michael Roy finished with 14 points, A'Darius Porter scored 13, Jon White finished with 12 off the bench and Kourtlin Jackson added 11.

The Trail Blazers (11-4) will return home to play North Central Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday in their first home game in over a month.


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