Indy Hawks 71 – Austin Toros 67 (OT)
The Indy Hawks bounced back from their second round loss to defeat another national contender in Austin, who featured four previous Deaflympians in an exciting come-from-behind 71-67 overtime victory. The Hawks were able to come from 18 down and catch the Toros in the final 30 seconds before seizing the lead for good in overtime.
Led by Onye Davis’ 20 points and Brian Bippus’ 17, the Hawks went into an attack mode during the second half, steadily chipping away at the Toros’ sizeable lead. Bippus made a perfect 11 of 11 free-throws, including 5 for 5 down the stretch to propel the Hawks into the 5th place game against the New Jersey Warriors.
The victory improved the Hawks to 21-7 for the season.