Hawks take tournament championship at home

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The Hawkins Hawks brought home the championship trophy from their own tournament Dec. 29 with a 56-50 win over Grand Saline in the final. The Hawks found themselves down 33-24 but used a 22-12 third quarter run to take a 46-45 lead into the final quarter.

The fourth quarter turned into a defensive battle with the Hawks putting up 10 points while holding the Indians to just five to take the 56-50 victory.

Camron Taylor poured in 23 points to lead the Hawks with Tristian Garrett adding 17, Paeton Smith six, Zache Code five, Chris Jackson three and Jayden Dacus two. Smith, Garrett and Conde each had a three-point shot in the contest.

In other tournament results, DeKalb won the third-place game with a 68-56 win over Tyler HEAT.

In District 16-AA action, the Hawks host Beckville on Friday.

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