Hiland Boys Basketball

Three games, three wins for area teams

Jordan Yoder shows the perfect chest pass technique
Jordan Yoder shows the perfect chest pass technique

Jordan Yoder shows the perfect chest pass technique

We sure are blessed to have the basketball programs that we do in this county and yesterday all those teams got wins.

First up the Lady Hawks traveled to Ridgewood to take on the Generals and came hoe with a whooping 70-13 win.  The Lady Hawks had three players in double-digit scoring, led by Emily Yoder who had 15 points. Yoder also had five steals and three assist in her time on the floor.

At halftime of the Hiland and Ridgewood girls game the score was 46-1 as the Lady Hawks were able to dominate every aspect of the game.  Regina Hostetler scored 14 points in 23 miinutes on the floor and Mackenzie Miller turned in a strong effort joining Yoder and Hostetler in double figures with 12 points and six rebounds.

Jenica Schrock and Brittany Miller chipped in with nine points and seven points against the Generals to help with the scoring.  Miller also had a team-high seven rebounds for Hiland as the Sophomore continues to get better each game.

Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Hawks was Megan Beachy and Sasha Goings scoring four a piece, Lindsey Yoder drained one 3-pointer for her three points and Alex Troyer had two points.

Next, the Lady Knights continued their dominance of the Ohio Cardinal Conference with a road win over Orrville.  West Holmes got 18 points and six rebounds from their All-Ohioan post Laina Snyder, who helped her Lady Knights take down the Red Riders by the score of 65-39.

West Holmes remains unbeaten on the season (13-0)  and in the Ohio Cardinal Conference with a record of 8-0. At Orrville it was almost like senior day for West Holmes.  Snyder poured in the 18 points, but got the most help from her senior teammates who have been the backbone of the program for the last four season.  Senior point guard Emily Molnar had 15 points for the Lady Knights and the other senior Paiten Strother had her season-high 13 points.

The final win on the day came for the Hiland Hawks boys program.  The Hawks were hosting West Holmes’ rival Triway at the Perry Reese Jr. Center and handed them their seventh loss of the season beating the Titans 55-46, this after trailing the Titans 30-19 at halftime.

Hiland ended up outscoring Triway 36-16 in the second for the comeback victory.  The Hawks were led by their leading scorer Todd Ropp and junior Lucas Mast who each poured in ten points for the Hawks.  Jordan Yoder (pictured above) had nine points for the Hawks including one important 3-pointer.

Rounding out the scoring for the Hawks Dennis Chupp had eight points, Eric Miller had six, Brady Schlabach had five and Jon Phillips had four.  Also scoring for the Hawks were Austin Mast with three points, Josh Phillips had two, Michael Miller had two, Brennan Coil had two, Bruce Troyer had two and Chris Kline had one.

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