The Hawks scoring balance was a factor in the win as four players were in double figures led by Leondre Lintz who had 22 points. Lintz also contributed 3 assists and 7 rebounds.
Robert Tolbert had another fine game with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Hawks. Dé Rajaee Austin added 11 points and 5 assists. Victor Wariso showed up big for the Hawks with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
One of the Keys for CRC may well have been the play off the bench by Bolaji Famuyiwa with one of his best outings this season scoring 5 points but more importantly grabbing a team leading 12 boards.
The Hawks defense played well holding the Pirates to just 28% from the field.
With the win the Hawks move to 10-6 on the season and share to lead in the conference at 1-0.
Next up for the Hawks is a home game against Santa Rosa at 5:30 on Friday the 6th.