Lady Blackhawks freshman, Taylee Woodbury drains one of her three treys in team's win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Blackhawks down Ansonia Lady Tigers

Mississinawa Valley Lady Hawks scorch the nets for eight 3-pointers in win over Ansonia

UNION CITY – The Mississinawa Valley Lady Blackhawks defeated the Ansonia Lady Tigers 60-35 in WOAC play between the two neighboring schools separated by six miles.

“When you play a rivalry game you can kind of throw records out the window,” said Lady Hawks coach, Michael Paige. “We knew they were going to play hard. We just had to try and match their intensity and just try to play disciplined and get our shots up – we were able to do that tonight. All around our team played hard.”

The Lady Hawks jumped out to an 18-9 lead after one quarter of play led by Mattie Hiestand’s 9-points including a 3-pointer.

Mississinawa again doubled the score taking period No. 2 by a 14-7 count with Hiestand and Brenna Price leading with 4-points each.

Taylee Woodbury paced Mississinawa with six third quarter points including a triple to lead MV to a 12-8 third period sending the teams to the break with the Lady Hawks in control with a 44-27 lead and one final period to play.

“Kenzea Townsend is getting better every game,” said Paige of the team’s inside game. “She is only a sophomore so we are still working with her. She is going to be one of the better bigs in the league in a year or two.”

The fourth quarter went to Mississinawa Valley 16-8 with six Lady Blackhawks getting in the scoring column to give the home team an impressive 25-point. For the game Mississinawa knocked down eight 3-pointers.

“We have a really good shooting team,” said Coach Paige. “We have five or six girls that can really shoot the ball so most games we’re going to hit a lot of 3’s. That helps us when teams try to go zone against us.”

“It was a rough game, a rivalry game so we knew they would come out with a lot of energy,” added Paige. “We knew they were very scrappy so we had to just try to stay disciplined and play as hard as we can.”

Lady Hawks freshman, Taylee Woodbury led Mississinawa Valley and all scorers with a game high 16-points including three triples.

“Taylee Woodbury obviously played really hard for us,” noted Paige of his freshman floor leader. “She played point the whole game and ran the offense and got us into all our sets. Our eighth grade team is 15-1 so the next couple of years is going to be really good for us.”



MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – T. Woodbury 16, M. Hiestand 14, B. Price 8, S. Purdin 8, K. Stachler 6, J. Hoggatt 3, C. Fritz 3, K. Townsend 2 – TOTALS 15 6-16 8 60

ANSONIA – E. Barga 12, A. Kramer 9, K. Muhlenkamp 4, Bailey. Schmit 4, L. Burns 2, Brenna Schmit – TOTALS 14 1-4 2 35


Mississinawa Valley 8 (T. Woodbury 3, K. Stachler 2, J. Hoggatt 1, S. Purdin 1, M. Hiestand 1)

Ansonia 2 (E. Barga 2)


18-14-12-16 60 Mississinawa Valley

10-09-08-08 35 Ansonia



Brenna Price scores for Mississinawa Valley in home matchup with the Ansonia Lady Tigers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Abby Kramer hits an Ansonia Lady Tigers jumper in game at Mississinawa Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
The Lady Hawks sophomore post player gets a block in the teams Saturday win over Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Ansonia's Emma Barga connects on one of her two 3-pointers at Mississinawa Valley. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
The Lady Blackhawks Kennedy Stachler looks for an open pass in the team's Saturday home win. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at or 937-459-9547.

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