Written by Stacy Atkison
Published under News
January 29, 2008
Hillcrest got off to a hot start, hitting 4-of-5 treys while building a 20-10 lead over visiting
The Hornets improved to 12-6 on the season by holding on for a 63-53 nonconference basketball victory, dropping the Blue Jays to a 10-10 record.
The Blue Jays cut the lead to 6 points in the final period, but Hillcrest hit 8-of-11 free throws down the stretch, and forced key turnovers to seal the deal.
Senior Justin Jones led the
Derek Chaney was the top scorer for Hillcrest with 18 points, and he had 3 rebounds in the game.
Brock Shaffer added 12 points and 3 steals to the winning attack.
Jordan Fielding finished with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and a blocked shot for Hillcrest.
Nathan VanDiggelen scored 9 points with 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the game for
Charlie Williams scored 7 points for
Kelby Phelps added 4 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and a game-high 7 assists to the Blue Jays attack.
Justin Drane also scored 4 points for
Alex Bartow scored 3 points and pulled down 4 rebounds for the Blue Jays.
Jordan Jones also scored 3 points for
Cameron Keenan had 2 assists, a steal and a rebound and Derek Welch handed out an assist for the Blue Jays.
Justin Lierz was the leading rebounder in the game with 10 boards, scoring 2 points with 4 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots for the winners. Lierz is the son of a
Sam Smith scored 7 points with 4 rebounds, 4 steals and an assist for Hillcrest.
James Taylor scored 6 points with 3 rebounds, Chris Barratt scored 5 points and picked up 2 steals, and Caleb Hynes scored 2 points with a steal for the Hornets.
The Hornets also won the junior varsity game, 53-42.