’Jills Rout Hawks
Valley held South Harrison scoreless in the second period, while taking a 32-3 lead at the break, and went on to claim a 58-13 victory in round two of the Hometown Invitational Tournament Jan. 27 inside Valley High School Gymnasium.
Madison Arnolds and Erin Brown shared the wealth for the Lumberjills with 15 points, and 13 rebounds, while Sophie Palmer stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, nine steals and seven assists.
In addition, Cassidy West had a productive game, scoring six points and making four steals, while Kaitlyn Brown netted five points. Melanie Thomas and Rachel Baker each contributed four points, while Emma Ueltschy ended all the ‘Jill scoring with a basket.
Valley Defense Keys ‘Jills In HIT Win Over Paw-Paw
The Valley Lumberjills defense held Paw-Paw to single-digit scoring in all four quarters to win, 71-16, Jan. 30 in Paw-Paw.
Valley raced out to a 38-10 lead in the first half and 33-6 in the second half to win its second Hometown Invitational Tournament matchup.
Kaitlyn Brown led all-scorers with 16 points, including four bonus bombs, while Sophie Palmer and Madison Arnolds each netted 15 to pace the Lumberjills.
In addition, Erin Brown sank 10 markers, while Rachel Baker netted eight points. Caitlyn Underwood added six points, while Jenna Dallison sank a free throw.
The No. 4 seed Lumberjills will visit the No. 1 seed Bellaire St. John in the OVAC Class A semifinals Monday evening with the winner advancing to Ohio Valley Eastern Saturday at 12:30 p.m. With the losing team playing Thursday against either No. 2 seed Bishop Donahue or the No. 3 seed Weirton Madonna Blue Dons at the higher seeds court.
Depending if the Lumberjills defeat St. John to advance to the OVAC or not. If Valley wins against St. John they will play for the OVAC title. If they lose to St. John they will head to Serman High School Saturday, Feb. 6 at against Union at 5:30 p.m., for the H.I.T. Championship.