Hawks Hoops Not Just Taking On The Burke Bulldogs…


LSW boys varsity basketball will be taking on Omaha Burke on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020 at Lincoln Southwest High School. STAC, LSW Hoops, and SFF will be partnering to raise awareness for cancer by making the game a “Pink Out” game.

Tyler Boyle, Writer/Broadcaster/Photographer

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Southwest boys’ varsity basketball will be facing off against the 8-7 Burke Bulldogs at 7:30 from Lincoln Southwest High School.

However, LSW will not only be lacing up their sneakers to improve their own 6-12 record. The Hawks will also be collaborating with the student run club at Southwest, Students Together Against Cancer (STAC), to raise awareness for cancer patients and survivors in the annual “Pack The Nest In Pink” night.

“I am excited for the game,” said senior forward Brayton Christensen . “Takes me back to last year when we had the pink out game and we had a great atmosphere for a great cause.”

There are several actions LSW Hoops and STAC are taking to help raise awareness. First, Southwest Fan Federation (SFF) has collaborated with STAC and Southwest Hoops to make the theme for the game pink for all fans attending.

In addition, the players will not be the only one’s on the floor wearing sneakers. The Southwest Hoops coaching staff will be partnering with “Coaches vs. Cancer” to wear suits and sneakers to participate in the cause.

“I don’t know what sneakers they [the LSW coaching staff] will be wearing,” said Christensen. “But I’m excited to see what they pull out.”

However, the Hawk players are not going to be left out from taking part in the action either. The Southwest team will be debuting exclusive pink warm ups for the game. The shirts will display the words “Southwest Pink Out” in white lettering.

Furthermore, there will be a game played against Omaha Burke as well. The Burke Bulldogs are coming off a 71-55 victory over Lincoln High School and looking to continue that same type of effort with the Silver Hawks.

On the other hand, Southwest is coming off two losses against Lincoln Northstar and Omaha South. The Hawks will be seeking to get a win by keying in on one Bulldog specifically, junior guard, Greg Brown.

“Stopping him [Greg Brown] will be key,” said sophomore guard Ben Hunzeker. “If we can limit what he does to us that will help a lot.”

Additionally, before the boys’ varsity basketball game, Lady Hawks’ varsity basketball will also be taking on the Burke Bulldogs at 5:45 from Southwest after coming off a 2-0 weekend.