Classic in the Country

Classic Game 8 Recap – Beavercreek vs Hoover

Photos By: James Wagler

RECAP


Early at the Reese Center in Berlin on Jan. 17 everyone in attendance was needing some energy to start day two of Classic in the Country.

The Hoover Vikings had plenty of it.  And it got the pep most from junior, Maddie Blyer.  In the first 8 minutes she dazzled the crowd to a pair of magical lay-ins and dropped a three from the top of the arc (video) to give the Vikings a 22-12 advantage midway through the second quarter.

A free throw from Beavercreek’s Jaelyn Bean was the only point scored in the last two minutes of the first half as the pace slowed heading into the break.  The Vikings carried a 9-point lead at halftime, 22-13.

Hoover’s Blyer ended the first half with 10 points and the Beavers were led at the break by Lexi Moore’s seven.

Things didn’t change in the second half as the Vikings started the second half on a 8-2 run fueled by a Blyer’s sweet dish to Lexi Manos for a easy two and then Blyer hit another 3-pointers. (video)

Hoover doubled up Beavercreek 30-15 with four minutes left in the third quarter. The Vikings held Beavercreek to just two points in the quarter until the last minute when the Beavers went on a 5-0 run to end the stanza.  Braelyn Bean crushed out a 3-pointer for the Beavers late to keep the game semi-close heading into the fourth, 35-22.

The Beavercreek offense started finding the net in the fourth with a Maddi Shannon trifecta and one from Cori Dilsavor that cut Hoover’s lead to 38-30 with still a lot of time to play, five minutes.

When the Vikings needed a big hoop to swing the momentum back their way, it was Blyer who nailed a step-back jumper to regain a 10-point difference at 40-30.  The Vikings knocked down a few free-throws down the stretch and took home a 45-30 victory as the Beavers never found the net again.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

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The Classic crowd saw the quick Ravin Alexander of Summit Day yesterday, but was wowed on Sunday morning by another fast point guard, Hoover’s Maddie Blyer. She dazzled the crowd more than once with her heroics around the rim and sweet passes.

TIPS INS

Helping Blyer for Hoover was Alexis Green who had seven points.  Tiffany Bentler and Lexi Manos each had five.

No Beaver reached double-digits, but Lexi Moore had nine and Cori Dilsalver had eight.

STAT BLAST


Hoover led start-to-finish and its largest lead of the game was 35-15 in the third quarter.

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