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Hillcrest holds off Marshfield (Rebroadcast Available)

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January 29, 2008

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Hillcrest got off to a hot start, hitting 4-of-5 treys while building a 20-10 lead over visiting Marshfield High School on Tuesday night.

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 Marshfield attack with 23 points, hitting 8-of-15 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws in the game. Justin Jones also had 5 rebounds and an assist for the Blue Jays.

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 Marshfield.

Charlie Williams scored 7 points for Marshfield with 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots and an assist in the contest.

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 Marshfield, with 3 rebounds and 2 steals in the game.

Alex Bartow scored 3 points and pulled down 4 rebounds for the Blue Jays.

Jordan Jones also scored 3 points for Marshfield with 2 rebounds and a steal in the game.

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 Conway High School graduate, the former Kim Vavruska.

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.

 

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