Pilots Ousted In District
River 38, Rosecrans 27
The Lady Pilots went on a 7-0 run to open the game and were ahead 18-5 after one period and coasted the rest of the way in handing Rosecrans a 38-27 defeat in the Ohio Division IV Semi-finals Saturday, March, 7 in New Philadelphia.
Brielle Williams tallied the game’s only double-double, 14 points and 15 rebounds, to lead the Lady Pilots, while Jensen Caretti contributed 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
In addition, Bailey Caldwell sank three baskets from beyond the arc, while Haylee Bowers netted a deuce for all the Pilot scoring.
Hiland 68, River 48
Caretti recorded a double-double, but it wasn’t enough to get past the number-one Hiland Hawks, who were victorious 68-48 in the finals of the Ohio Eastern District IV finals, Sunday, March 8 in New Philadelphia.
The Lady Pilots hung in there until midway through the third period, when the Hiland went on a 20-9 run to totally control and hand the OVAC Class-AAA runners-up their fourth defeat in 26 games.
Caretti finished her stellar junior season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Williams finished with seven points and a team-high 12 rebounds. In addition, Abby Caldwell sank seven markers, including 5-6 from the charity stripe, while Devyn Potts mustered four markers and Bailey Caldwell contributed two points.