Illawarra Newsroom

Hawks fly home against Kings in COVID return

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The Illawarra Hawks have restarted their COVID affected NBL campaign with come from behind 97-89 win over Sydney at the WEC.

Brian Goorjian's men produced a dominant final quarter to win their first NBL game in a month.

The Hawks trailed by three at the last change but outscored the visitors 22-11.

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Hawks forward Sam Froling was the star, producing a career best 27 points.

"It was a lot fun.

"You want to be playing this whole time when you're here and it sucks to be off the court for so long.

"I think it was a good opportunity for us to fix up some things and start to work together a bit better as a team and I think it showed out on court tonight," Froling said.

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Illawarra coach Brian Goorjian said his team impressed him with the way they went about their work after 25 days between games.

"The areas that were in question, you know our defence, the energy, the communication on the floor, playing hard up or down, I thought we were tremendous there," Goorjian said.

The victory moves the Hawks up to second spot on the NBL ladder ahead of Sunday afternoon's clash against fourth placed Melbourne United in Wollongong.

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