Solid start sends Pacers past Wolves


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com



Terin Kinsway had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Addison Harvey added 14 points and seven assists to lead the Delaware Hayes boys basketball team to a 56-45 win over host Worthington Kilbourne Tuesday night.

Hayes (13-5, 8-4) used a big first half to set the tone, outscoring Kilbourne (6-12, 4-8) 19-13 in the first quarter and 14-11 in the second.

“We thought our focus was on point from the opening tip, and we did a great job of following our game plan both offensively and defensively,” Pacer coach Jordan Blackburn said. “Our boys deserve the credit.”

Ayden Parsons had a team-best 12 points for the Wolves.

Olentangy 61, Hilliard Davidson 54

The Braves (10-8) started fast and finished strong en route to a non-league win over the visiting Wildcats (14-4) Tuesday night in Lewis Center.

Olentangy outscored Davidson 18-10 in the first quarter and 18-13 in the fourth to seal the deal.

Sean Marks finished with a team-best 16 points, Luke Riedel added 12 and Caleb Steele had 10, all in the fourth quarter, to lead the Braves.

Olentangy Orange 75, Franklin Heights 40

The Pioneers (12-6) outscored the visiting Golden Falcons (2-17) in all four quarters, including a 22-8 first and 18-7 second, to roll to a non-league win Tuesday night in Lewis Center.

Andre Irvin led the charge with 16 points, Bryson Lane added 12 and Sam Rankin had 11 for Orange, which connected on a school-record 14 three-pointers in the win.

Drew Banks had nine points for Franklin Heights.

Worthington Christian 58, Buckeye Valley 46

The Barons played well on the way to a 27-22 halftime lead, but foul trouble came back to haunt them in the second half as the visiting Warriors rallied to a non-league win Tuesday in Delaware.

Worthington Christian (14-4) outshot BV (8-9) 23-8 at the free-throw line.

Troy Scowden led the Barons with nine points while Dylan Herbert and Jack Rotondo finished with seven apiece.

Marysville 55, Big Walnut 54

The Monarchs (8-10) used a 22-9 fourth quarter to rally past the visiting Golden Eagles (11-8) Tuesday night in Marysville.

Jordan Koebel paced BW with 18 points while Jack Christian had 18 for Marysville.

Hilliard Darby 45, Olentangy Berlin 26

The host Panthers (4-15, 2-10) gave up just eight first-half points, two in the first quarter, on the way to a non-league win over the Bears (3-16, 0-12) Tuesday night in Hilliard.

Austin Corley led Berlin with 10 points in the setback.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Olentangy Orange girls basketball team cruised out of the gate, using a 21-2 first-quarter run to gain a cushion it parlayed into a 55-18 non-league win over host Franklin Heights Tuesday in Columbus.

Lauren Perone led the Pioneers (5-15) with 15 points.

Big Walnut 55, Marysville 45

The Golden Eagles (15-4) used a solid second quarter to gain some separation, ballooning what was a four-point edge after one into a 13-point cushion at halftime on the way to a non-league win over the visiting Monarchs (10-11) Tuesday night.

Avery Schone finished with 14 points in the win while Erin Boehm had 11.

Worthington Kilbourne 49, Delaware Hayes 39

The Pacers (10-10, 3-10) owned a 12-7 lead after the first quarter, but the visiting Wolves (10-10, 5-8) evened things up by halftime and won the fourth 19-10 to pull away for a non-league win Tuesday night in Delaware.

Alyssa Griner had a team-best 15 points for Hayes.

Also: Newark 58, Olentangy Liberty 40; Hilliard Davidson 52, Olentangy 40; Hilliard Darby 67, Olentangy Berlin 49

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By Ben Stroup

bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com