Classic in the Country

Classic Game 12 Recap – Huber Heights vs Shaker Heights

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RECAP


Looking for the highest point total at Classic in the Country XIII so far? Look no further than the Huber Heights Wayne Warriors. The Div. I team from the Southwest District and member of the Greater Western Ohio Conference scored 21 first quarter points, never lost the lead and won a 20-point blowout over Shaker Heights, 71-51 in Berlin on Jan. 17.

The 71 points are the most scored by a team so far in this year’s Classic. (Tecumseh had 70 against Chippewa on day one) The Classic in the Country all-time record for most points in a game is held by Lakota West, who scored 82 against Toldeo Central Catholic in 2008.

The Warriors led after one quarter 21-9 and was on pace to set the new record, but Shaker Heights had other plans. The Raiders fought back by outscoring Wayne 18-17 in the second quarter to cut its halftime deficit to 38-27. Shaker Heights’ Tashauna Wright helped the Raiders inch closer with a late second quarter lay-in (video).

In the second half, Wayne flexed their muscles again and out-scored the Raiders 31-24 to take a 2016 CitC win back home with them.

PLAYER OF THE GAME


The ohiosportsticket.com and Walnut Creek Cheese Player of the Game was Huber Heights Wayne’s Shai McGruder (video). The sensational soph put up 17 points and pulled down a whopping 16 rebounds. 11 of her rebounds came on the defensive end of the floor that left Shaker with just six second-chance points. McGruder also had three assists, three blocks and two steals. That’s a strong effort for a sophomore in her first appearance at CitC.

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For Wayne, freshman Destiny Bohanon led the Warriors and all scorers with a game-high 18 points. McGruder’s running mate in the paint was Maya Dunson, also a sophomore, who scored 15 points and had six rebounds.

Shaker Heights was led in scoring by Nailah Mitchell. Mitchell, a senior, had 16 points and five boards. Jamir Hutson also got to double-digits with 12 points and added a Classic double-double with her 10 rebounds. Tashuana Wright finished with nine points.

STAT BLAST

Wayne scored 15 or more points in each of their four quarters.

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