Tigers cruise past Huntsmen

Circleville was able to dive deep into its bench and put seven players into the scoring column on Tuesday as it cruised past visiting Huntington 52-20 in a non-league game.

“It was a total team effort, as all 10 players contributed tonight,” Circleville coach Brian Bigam said.

The Tigers scored the first 17 points of the night and led 19-4 after a period of play.

Morgan Blakeman got off to a quick start by nailing a pair of three-pointers on her way to 10 points in the quarter and Faith Yancey chipped in four points.

“I was really proud of the effort and the energy the girls played with,” Bigam said. “They really shared the ball well throughout the game.”

Circleville limited Huntington to just two field goals in the first quarter – one by Kaci Carroll and the other courtesy of Emma Hinshaw – and three total for the first half. Hinshaw added the lone field goal of the second quarter.

The Tigers expanded their advantage to 37-8 at halftime.

Morgan Blakeman knocked down four more field goals in the quarter to finish the night leading all scorers with 20 points.
“Morgan shot the ball really well again tonight to get us going,” Bigam observed.

Maddie Blakeman followed her older sister with 10 points, Yancey tallied eight, and Gabby McConnell and Makya Cockerham added five apiece.

Meredith Hirsch, Nora Moore and Hinshaw tallied four points apiece for the Huntsmen (7-6).

The Tigers (7-3) continue non-league play on Thursday when they host Westfall.

Circleville 52,
Huntington 20

HUNTINGTON — Meredith Hirsch 2-0-4, Kaci Carroll 1-0-2, Nora Moore 1-2-4, Emma Hinshaw 2-0-4, Macy Steele 1-0-3, Katelyn Keller 1-0-3. Three-point goals — Steele and Keller. Total — 8 2-6 20
CIRCLEVILLE — Morgan Blakeman 8-1-20, Faith Yancey 4-0-8, Makya Cockerham 1-3-5, Maddie Blakeman 4-0-10, Taegan Retherford 1-0-2, Ayla Carmichael 1-0-2, Gabby McConnell 2-0-5. Three-point goals — Morgan Blakeman (3) and Maddie Blakeman (2).. Total — 21 4-6 52.

Quarter scores 1 2 3 4 F
Huntington 4 4 5 5 20
Circleville 19 18 12 3 52

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