Silver Hawks’ Home Woes End Against Bulldogs


Tyler Boyle

LSW boys varsity basketball topped Omaha Burke on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, 53-41, at Lincoln Southwest High School. With the victory the Hawks earned their second home win of the season.

Tyler Boyle, Writer/Broadcaster/Photographer

Entering Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Lincoln Southwest boys varsity basketball team was only 1-7 when playing at “The Nest” [home games]. However, with the annual ‘Pink Out’ game against the Omaha Burke Bulldogs on Tuesday, Feb. 4, LSW was able to improve their home record with a 53-41 victory.

The fact that the Hawks were ready to go from tip off against the Bulldogs was evident. This may have been due to a new focus and intensity brought to the team in a film session held immediately after school Tuesday afternoon, where the Hawks further prepared for Burke. Using the information in that film session, Southwest jumped to an early 13-10 lead.

“I really think we all had good intensity right away,” said sophomore guard Jared Bohrer. “After that we just tried to keep things going and keep that momentum.”

The Silver Hawks did keep the momentum from the first quarter, and continued to build on LSW’s lead going to half time with a 22-18 edge over the Bulldogs despite shooting struggles from Southwest.

“I thought we missed some good looks in the first and second quarters but I thought we executed defensive game plan really well all game so that helped us,” said Silver Hawks head coach Alex Bahe. “I thought it was going to go the same way Omaha South went in that we were just never going to make shots.”

Although, LSW’s starting point guard, Jared Bohrer, changed the shooting woes for the better for Southwest. Bohrer contributed to his 15 points in the game with several buckets in the third quarter that included two three point shots to extend the Southwest lead 43-28 going into the fourth quarter.

“I think we did a good job at the guard position, Rylan [Smith] and I, of handling the ball well,” said Bohrer. “I think that just led to a lot of transition points, pushing the ball up the floor, and then getting some good open shots for everyone and me.”

Then, the Hawks were able to maintain their lead in the fourth quarter and gain the team’s second home win of the season 53-41.

Now, Southwest Hoops looks forward to a top 5 road game against Omaha Westside on Saturday, Feb. 8. However, despite the win on Tuesday, LSW is excited to improve on a couple aspects of the team’s game against Westside.

“Tonight, I don’t think was our best passing night and I think that will be something we’ll have to continue to work and focus on leading into Saturday and districts,” said LSW head coach Alex Bahe. “If we are going to beat the teams we want to beat we are going to have to really do a collective good job of passing the ball well.”