Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks boys basketball season ends with tournament loss to Russia
PIQUA – The No. 10 seed Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks fell 78-40 to the No. 3 seed Russia Raiders in OHSAA DIV tournament action.
The Blackhawks raced out to an 8-2 lead at 5:33 in the opening quarter of play getting a 3-pointer each from Jake Dirmeyer and Troy Woodbury and a basket from Xavier Manning.
The Raiders battled back to close out first quarter on a 17-6 scoring run to lead 19-14 after one period of play.
Russia took advantage of a 19-point second quarter while holding the Blackhawks to 6-points to extend its lead to 38-20 with the teams heading to the break.
Period No. 3 had Russia taking the quarter 27-8 to give the Raiders a running clock to open fourth quarter play with a 37-point 65-28 advantage.
The Blackhawks season came to a close with the Raiders taking the final quarter 17-12 with Russia advancing in tournament play with a convincing 78-40 win.
Mississinawa put 9 players in the scoring column led by Matt Posano’s 11-points. Russia had 11 players in the book.
Playing their final basketball game for the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks: No. 3 Jake Kirmeyer, No. 24 Davian Trump and No. 25 Xavier Manning.
Brayden Monnin led Russia and all scorers with a game high 15-points.
RUSSIA – B. Monnin 15, B. Cordonnier 11, Z. Shappie 9, H. Quinter 8, J. Meyer 8, B. Bohman 6, R. Fiessinger 5, P. Bohman 5, X. Philpot 5, Francis 3, M. Bell 1 – TOTALS 20 15-26 7 78
MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – M. Pisano 11, X. Manning 7, J. Dirmeyer 6, J. Loy 4, D. Anguiano 3, T. Woodbury 3, D. Trump 2, B. Miller 2, D. Wehrkamp 1 – TOTALS 11 6-10 4 40
Russia 7 (H. Quinter 2, R. Fiessinger 1, B. Bohman 1, Francis 1, J. Meyer 1, B. Cordonnier 1)
Mississinawa Valley 4 (J. Dirmeyer 2, M. Pisano 1, T. Woodbury 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS
19-19-27-13 78 Russia
14-06-08-12 40 Mississinawa Valley