Statesmen advance to OCSAA Final

New Hope got the ball rolling early on Thursday as it advanced in the Ohio Christian School Athletic Tournament with a 48-33 win over visiting Calvary Christian.
Four different players reached the scoring column in the opening stanza that ended with the Statesmen holding a 15-6 lead. Jenna Tripp led the way with five points and Maren McCallister chipped in four.
The Statesmen took a 25-15 lead into intermission and expanded their lead to 37-24 going into the final period.
Lauren Smith had six points during the third quarter for New Hope and McCallister added a pair of baskets.
McCallister led a balanced scoring effort for the home team with 14 points, Smith had 13, Tripp contributed 10 and Rebecca Highfield added five.
The Statesmen play in the OCSAA championship on March 6.

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