Double-Technical Propels Hundred
Pine Grove-The Hundred Hornets overcame a 14-point deficit, which was helped by a late Valley double-technical to get the win 76-74 and spoil the VHS Senior night Feb. 25, inside a packed VHS Gymnasium.
With the Lumberjacks holding on to a 66-56 lead with 2:48 left in regulation, the Hornets Bobby Hostutler scored tostart a 12-0 run for their first lead at 68-66, but the ‘Jacks Ryan Baker and Tommy Shannon each scored a deuce to give the lead back to the hosts, 70-68 with 1:22 remaining in the fourth.
However, a pair of technical fouls, one by a player and the other on the Valley bench sent the Hornets Logan Norris to the line shooting four, while making three to give the lead back to Hundred 71-68.
Soles scored two more points on a pair of double-bonus free throws and called time-out at 50.9. The Lumberjacks Abe Satterfield pulled the hosts to within a point at 73-72 with 33.0 on the clock, and quickly called time-out.
Soles some how picked up a loose ball on the inbound by Valley, and completed a conventional 3-point play to extend the Hornet lead to 76-72. The Jacks’ Ryan Baker sank a deuce to cut it to a 2-point deficit and the Jacks’ called another time-out.
The ball looked to be slippery, with both teams muffing the ball without getting any more shots at the basket. Hundred ended their 4-game losing losing streak, and raised their record to (14-8) to end the regular season, while Valley dropped to (5-17).
Norris and Soles led-all scorers with 22-points each, while Eli Geho and Martin Baker tallied 13 and 12-points, respectively, with Geho connecting on three baskets from beyond the arc, and Baker two. Solws also had 8-rebounds and 4-blocked shots, while Aaron Stephens and Martin Baker each collected 7-boards. Geho and Martin each hauled in 6-rebounds, with Baker making 3-steals and Stephens dishing out 4-assists.
In addition, Aaron Stephens netted 5-points with 1-triple, while Hostutler scored 2-points for all the Hundred scoring.
All five Valley starters scored in double-figures with Tommy Shannon leading the way with 18-points, including 4-treys, while Satterfield posted 17-points, with two bonus bombs.
In addition, Gavin Streets scored 16-points, while Ryan Baker tallied 13-points, while Levi Anderson netted 10 markers, including two 3-pointers.
Hundred scored 27-goals, with 7-treys, and was 15-17 at the free throw line. Valley scored 25-goals with 8-3-balls, but was 14-25 from the line.