This one belonged to the scarlet-and-gray from start to finish.
Host Westfall led at all stops on Friday – 8-4, 22-17 and 34-26 – as it upset defending Scioto Valley Conference co-champion Unioto 51-37 on Friday.
The Unioto (13-5, 11-2) loss, combined with a 66-45 win by Adena over Paint Valley, allowed Adena (19-2, 13-1) to claim the outright SVC championship.
Trevor Wolfe had a huge game and led all scorers with 17 points. Ashton Nunemaker was a perfect 10 of 10 at the free throw line en route to 12 points. Tyler Shipley contributed eight points, Casey Cline had seven and Luke Blackburn added six.
“Could not be more proud of our kids,” Westfall coach Christian Meister noted on his Twitter late Friday night. “Not many kids would continue to work and grind daily when the ball hasn’t fallen their way this season. What a great group of PEOPLE!! Great kids and they deserve this win.”
Isaac Little paced the Shermans with 10 points.
The Mustangs (6-13, 4-8) continue conference play today at Southeastern.
Still without three of its starters due to COVID-19 quarantine, the young Tigers continued to battle and learn as they went on Friday in a 67-31 MSL-Buckeye loss to host Bloom-Carroll.
Bloom-Carroll led 18-11 after a quarter of play and 34-18 at halftime.
Winston Jones and Preston Hulse contributed nine points apiece and Max Brooks added four for the Tigers.
Evan Dozer poured in a game-high 20 points for the Bulldogs (13-6, 10-3).
The Tigers (3-15, 2-9) host Amanda-Clearcreek this afternoon for a league matinee.
New Hope 33,
Cols. Academy 30
New Hope rallied from a 23-19 deficit entering the fourth quarter on Friday to record a 33-30 non-league win over host Columbus Academy.
Maren McCallister led the charge with seven of the Statesmens’ 14 fourth-quarter points. Rebecca Highfield nailed a three-pointer, and Eden Leist and Lauren Smith added two points apiece.
McCallister finished with 11 points, Smith had six and Jenna Tripp added five for New Hope (7-6).
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