Once the Delaware Hayes girls basketball team grabbed the momentum, it never gave it back, coupling steady shooting with solid defense en route to a lopsided 55-18 non-league win over visiting Olentangy Berlin Tuesday night.
Cami Elliott hit a pair of three-pointers early on, but they accounted for the only points the Bears would score in the first quarter. The Pacers, who got seven first-quarter points from Samantha Toney, led 15-6 by the end of one and 23-10 by the break.
Chloe Jeffers, Hayes’ leading scorer, all but put the game away in the third, scoring 17 of her game-best 27 points to help her team balloon its advantage to 42-15 with eight minutes to go.
The Pacers then won the fourth, 13-3, to smooth out the scoring summary.
Toney backed Jeffers with 15 points while Sophia Midura finished with seven in the win.
Elliott, who also hit a triple in the second quarter to go with her two from the first, led Berlin with nine points while Jocelyn Franz chipped in four.
Next up, Hayes (7-3) returns to league action to take on host Dublin Scioto Friday night in Dublin. Berlin (1-8), meanwhile, will host Marysville. Both games are slated to tip off at 7:30 p.m.
Buckeye Valley 39, Grandview Heights 33
The Barons managed just two points in the first quarter, but poured in 16 in the second to take an 18-15 halftime lead they parlayed into a MSL-Ohio win over the visiting Bobcats Tuesday night in Delaware.
Kayla Helms led the charge for BV, scoring a game-best 20 points in the win. She went 10-for-12 at the charity stripe and hit a couple three-pointers. Hazelrigg was next with six points while Molly Meier and Cierra Schneller had four points apiece.
Also: Olentangy Orange 62, Groveport 44.