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Hocking College Men's Basketball Team: Winning on the Court and the Classroom

by Melinda Casilli

After a tough loss in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) semi-final game, the Hawks have ended their 2021-2022 basketball season with a record of 24-2. For the first time in Hocking College history, the men's basketball team won the OCCAC Championship. They are co-champions with Lakeland Community College, as both teams were 11-1 in the conference. Even with the playoff loss, the team has a lot to be proud of. Their hard work and dedication showed every day on the court, but even more so off the court.

Hawks Soar After Twelve Straight Wins

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Hocking College's Men’s Basketball team is off to a 12-0 start and ranked #17 in the nation in Division II of the NJCAA. This is the best start to the season in school history. The team is averaging 96.6 points per game, which currently ranks 6th in the country. They are only allowing 63.9 points per game, good for 11th in the country, which is an average scoring margin of 32.7 points per game.

Eight Hawks on OCCAC Basketball Awards List

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—On Thursday, April 8, eight Hocking College basketball players were awarded All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) post-season honors.

Men’s Basketball Ends Season With Best Record in School History

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

The Hocking College men’s basketball team won its final game of the regular season on Saturday, March 27, as the Hawks defeated the Terra State Titans 78-70. The win improved the Hawks’ conference record to 6-3 and their overall record to 13-3, a team-best. 

Women's Basketball Ends Season On A Winning Streak

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—The Hocking College women's basketball team won its second game of the season, Wednesday, March 24, against the Clark State Eagles, 64-51.

Win Gives Hocking College Men’s Basketball Revenge Over Clark State

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—The Hocking College men’s basketball team secured a victory on Wednesday, March 24, against Clark State College, 87-85, at the Hocking College Student Center to improve its best-ever record to 12-3. The game was a good test for both teams and was exciting until the very end, but Hocking College was able to secure the victory late and get some revenge from the 100-99 overtime loss they suffered to Clark State last week.

Manuel leads NJCAA DII in rebounds per game

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—During the second matchup with Bryant & Stratton, sophomore center Jasmine Manuel had a career night, collecting 34 rebounds in the game, five more than the Bryant & Stratton team. Manuel continued her domination in the paint in the third matchup with the Bobcats as she grabbed 21 rebounds, bringing her season total to 101. To date, Jasmine Manuel is averaging 19.6 rebounds per game, ranking her first in the nation in Division II. Jasmine has also broken the previous school record for rebounds in a game twice this year.

Archey Jr.'s Career-High 39 Points Leads Hawks over Terra State

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—The Hocking College men's basketball team defeated the Terra State Community College Titans, 90-75, Wednesday night, March 10, 2021, at the Hocking College Student Center, behind a three-point shooting display from sophomore guard Ryan Archey Jr.

Women’s Basketball Loses Close Rematch With Bryant & Stratton College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Nelsonville, Ohio—The Hocking College women’s basketball team lost to the Bryant & Stratton Bobcats, 74-69, on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Men's Hawks Clip Eagles’ Wings, 75-62, to Nail Down 5th Straight Victory

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—The Hocking College men’s basketball team notched its fifth consecutive victory, a 75-62 road win over the Clark State Community College Eagles on Wednesday night, Feb. 17.

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