Hawks move closer to playoffs

Some of the action from the Hawks Kings game in Wollongong last night. PHOTO: Warren & Diana Ackary.

Some of the action from the Hawks Kings game in Wollongong last night. PHOTO: Warren & Diana Ackary.

THE Wollongong Hawks have moved one step closer to securing a playoff spot after prevailing 81-74 against arch rivals the Sydney Kings in the battle for third place on Friday.

The Kings crept within six points in the final two minutes, but steady free-throw shooting from Larry Davidson down the stretch saw the Hawks claim the vital clash, with one regular season game remaining for both teams.

Adris Deleon gave the Hawks a vital surge in the second quarter, where he poured in nine of his 25 points as Wollongong grasped control of the game.

Oscar Forman had three timely triples as part of his 15 points, while Malcolm Grant helped settle Wollongong’s early nerves by calmly and instantly producing off the bench for 10 points in 21 minutes.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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