Hawks bow out in tourney semifinals

Published 11:19 am Sunday, March 10, 2024

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SPARTANBURG, SC – The Chowan men’s basketball team bowed out of the 2024 Atlantic Casualty Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship here Saturday, falling 81-69 against nationally-ranked Emmanuel.

Daylan Askew led the Hawks with 18 points and four steals. RJ Wilson tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Damerius Summers came off the bench to post 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

Cheick Traore hauled in a team-high 11 rebounds to go with nine points.

Both teams shot 50-plus percent in the first half from the floor with the difference coming at the charity stripe as the Hawks were 2-of-7 from the line to trail 37-34.

Emmanuel stretched their lead to double-digits in the early portion of the second frame, 52-40. The Hawks were unable to sustain the pressure against the Lions after cutting the deficit to four, 69-65, with four minutes remaining.

Chowan shot 30.3% in the second half. The Hawks fall to 0-3 in league semifinal contests (2009-10 and 2020-21 seasons).

Chowan posted a program best 20 wins on the season and secured their third trip to the league’s semifinals.