By Eric Hughes 


NEW WILMINGTON PA- Mohawk defeats Beaver, 65-56, at Westminster College to improve to 8-6 on the season.

The first quarter was a shootout, where both teams combined for six three-pointers out of the gate. Nick Krzeczowski made two of them and led the Bobcats with eight points in the first quarter, but the Warriors would go into the second quarter with a 17-15 lead.

Mohawk made four more three-pointers and the second quarter and adjusted defensively to hold Beaver scoreless from beyond the arc for the remainder of the first half, but the Warriors would go into the locker room with only a 33-30 lead at halftime.

The Warriors continued to stay on par offensively coming out of halftime and held the Bobcats to only eight points in the third quarter to give themselves a 49-38 lead going into the final stanza.

The Bobcats found a spark in the fourth quarter and forced a lot of turnovers that led to points to bring the game to within five points, but four points apiece from Jay Wrona and JJ Nail, and a three-pointer from Mason Hopper down the stretch gave the Warriors the cushion they needed to walk out of New Wilmington with the win.

Bobby Fadden and Keigan Hopper both led the charge for the Warriors with 17 points apiece, and Jay Wrona had 16 points, splashing three three-pointers.

Junior Morino and Nick Krzeczowski both had great performances with 19 points apiece despite the loss.

Beaver will travel to Cranberry Township to face off against North Catholic on Tuesday, while Mohawk will have their toughest test of the season when they take on the 12-1 Neshannock Lancers in a hostile environment with first place in the WPIAL 3A 1 Conference on the line.