Warhawks overcome double-digit deficit to top Knights

West Fork's Joe Ingham and Jakob Washington both fight for a rebound off a free throw with Mason City Newman on Friday, Dec. 13. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD — After a hot start by West Fork’s Kayden Ames, The West Fork boys’ basketball team fell behind Mason City Newman in the second quarter and didn’t recover until a furious second-half rally.

In fact, the No. 4 Warhawks trailed the Knights 42-31 with 5 minutes, 23 seconds to go in the third quarter before coach Frank Schnoes’ team kicked it in for a 69-60 victory to stay unbeaten.

It wasn’t the first time West Fork had fallen behind an opponent to come-from-behind, Schnoes said.

“I think in the fourth quarter we’ve been behind in most of our games,” Schnoes said. “The kids pulled together when we need to, in order to execute and make some plays.”

The full story appears in the Dec. 19 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.