Hiland girls claim win over Division I squad at Classic

T-R Staff Report

BERLIN — Hiland’s girls, one of the top teams in the state in Division IV, beat one of the standout teams in Division I, Columbus Brookhaven, 51-43 Saturday in the final game of the night at Classic in the Country V at the Perry Reese Jr. Community Center.

The Hawks improve to 14-1 on the year.

Hiland shot 18 of 44 from the field (6 of 15 from 3-point range) with 9 of 17 free throws. They outrebounded Brookhaven 40-31 as Jena Stutzman had eight boards and Rebekah Thomas five.

Brookhaven was held to 17-of-54 shooting from the field with 2 of 10 free throws and just 7 of 23 on 3-pointers.

Jena Stutzman led the balanced scoring attack for the winners with 13 points while tossing in four assists. Katelyn Stuckey chipped in 11 points and Layla Miller had seven as seven girls scored four or more points.

Brookhaven was paced by Da’Keisha Mann’s 16 points and seven rebounds as she was the lone double-figure scorer.

Hiland led 8-6 after one quarter and 25-17 at halftime before tying Brookhaven 26-26 in the second half.

Africentric 50, North Canton Hoover 43

Division IV beat Division I when Columbus Africentric defeated North Canton Hoover.

Africentric, the top-ranked team in Division IV and the defending state champions, edged Hoover in every quarter but used a 28-19 run from the second to the third quarter to take control. Alesia Howard and Raven Ferguson both had 15 points for the Nubians while Tyeasha Moss added 11 points.

Ashar Harris had 10 rebounds while the winners shot 18 of 47 from the field and 10 of 17 at the free throw line. They held Hoover to 16 of 43 shooting and 10 of 15 free throws. The Vikings were just 1 of 14 from 3-point range and had 17 turnovers.

Brittany Orban tallied 16 points and six rebounds to lead the Vikings while Jessica Carpenter added 13 points. Kyle Baumgartner had nine rebounds.

Waterford 60, East Canton 48

Southeastern power Waterford of Division IV beat Northeastern power East Canton of the same division.

Jessi Drayer had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Waterford as they shot 25 of 50 from the field and 9 of 13 at the line while dominating the glass 41-31. Britany Brown chipped in 16 points while Sina King had 12 rebounds.

East Canton was held to 19 of 62 field goal shooting with 7 of 22 from 3-point range. Caitlin Sharp did have 23 points and four rebounds while Vanessa Gantz had 12 points and six boards but nobody else hit double digits for the Wizards.

Waterford used a 20-7 second quarter to lead 40-28 at the half and held serve the rest of the game after intermission.

Winton Woods 60, Wadsworth 47

Winton Woods, out of Cincinnati, outscored Wadsworth 35-24 in the second half after leading just 25-23 at halftime in a win.

Dayeesha Hollins and Courtney Lumpkin each had 14 points to lead Winton Woods while Jasmine Shaw chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds.

Wadsworth was led by Chrissy Pavlik with 19 points and Rachel DeMita with 14 points.

Winton Woods shot a solid 21 of 55 from the floor and 15 of 18 at the line while holding Wadsworth to 14 of 39 accuracy from the field and 15 of 21 free throws.

Cin. Princeton 57, Tol. Central Catholic 43

Princeton out of Cincinnati outscored Toledo Central Catholic 31-18 in the second half to win going away.

Ariel Thomas hit 10 of 16 field goals en route to 23 points and seven rebounds for Princeton while Taylor Howell also had 10 points. Princeton shot a cool 24 of 50 from the field and 8 of 19 at the line. Central Catholic was 16 of 46 from the field and 11 of 21 at the charity stripe. They did go 0 of 5 from 3-point range. Brianna Jones and Sharise Calhoun both had 11 points for Toledo with Jones getting 11 rebounds.

Regina 64, Lakota West 58

Duke recruit Shay Selby led Regina with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Division III power beat Division I’s Lakota West.

West was ranked first in the state in Division I and is led by Tennessee recruit Amber Gray, who tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.

But it was Regina’s 22 of 43 shooting from the field and 17 of 21 free throws while holding West to 24 of 62 shooting from the field and 4 of 7 free throws that did it.

Mercedes Mitchell had 14 points also for Regina while Emily Hoscilowicz and Tayler Mingo added 13 each. Mingo also had six assists.

Alexis Rogers had 16 points and 11 boards for Lakota West while Katie Rhoads chipped in 12 points.

Mt. Notre Dame 65, Bishop McGuinness 51

Cincinnati Mt. Notre Dame defeated Bishop McGuinness out of Kernersville, North Carolina.

Notre Dame was led by Gabby Smith with 18 points and Tia McBride with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Channing Hillman had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards and Kendall Hackney chipped in 12 points.

Notre Dame held a commanding 44-26 rebounding edge.

McGuinness was led by Erinn Thompson with 13 points and eight boards while Whitney Knight added 12 points and Brittany Cox 11. Maggie Ronan hit double digits with 10.