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A big 29-8 scoring run in the second half propelled the Grafton boys basketball team past Germantown, 83-62, in a North Shore Conference game on Dec. 13.

With 9 minutes, 34 seconds remaining in the contest, Grafton trailed, 50-49, but just about 7 minutes later, the Black Hawks were up, 78-58.

That was the key stretch of a second half that saw the Hawks outscore the Warhawks, 49-27.

"This was a combination of everything," first-year head coach Damon James said. "We scored in transition, we swung the ball around and found the open guy. We made some 3-pointers."

Justin Peters paced the Hawks with 28 points.

"I didn't even realize he had 28 points until I looked at the score book," James admitted. "He asserted himself all night and attacked the rim."

Tanner Autey put in 12 points, Jacob Wilkin 9 points on a trio of 3-point shots and Logan Hilgart 9 points for Grafton, which connected on 21 of 26 from the free-throw line.

The victory was a solid one for Grafton, which was coming off a disappointing loss to Nicolet the previous week.

"Any conference win is a good one," James said. 'We didn't shoot well against Nicolet, but we did in this game."

Grafton moved to 2-1 in the North Shore and 3-2 overall.

A game against Milwaukee Lutheran on Dec. 16 was postponed by the snowstorm. The Hawks will play at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Green Bay West.

Grafton will then take part in a tournament at Bay View on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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