Trojans Earn Hawkeye 10 Championship

Sports

February 11th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Boys Basketball team earned an outright Hawkeye 10 Conference Championship on Friday night with a 57-46 win on the road against Creston.  It is the first conference championship since 2002 for the Trojans and the 25th overall for the Atlantic Boys program.

Sam Markham lead the way in the victory with 19 points.  Harrison Hoegh and Dalton Franken chipped in with 16 apiece to help earn the win.  The Trojans used a combination of great defensive pressure and quick offensive attacks to wear down and frustrate the Panthers.

The Trojans improve to 17-3 overall and finish with a conference record of 11-2.  Atlantic will finish the regular season at home against Abraham Lincoln on Tuesday, February 14th before beginning postseason play at home versus Red Oak on February 20th.

Atlantic has also won boys conference titles in 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 2002.