NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village girls basketball team jumped out to a 24-3 first quarter lead on Mississinawa Valley and never looked back on the way to a 51-28 win in a Western Ohio Athletic Conference match-up.
It’s not often a small DIV school two division one colleges in the stands taking in a game. On-hand was Marshall University Head Coach Tony Kemper and two of his assistants showing their support for junior Rylee Sagester who recently verbally committed to Division 1 school in Huntington, West Virginia.
Sagester is a three-point sharpshooter and is nearing 200 for her career and will be looking to bolster the Thundering Herd in that category.
Also, on-hand was Assistant Coach Megan Leuzinger from Wright State with a keen interest in the all-around athletic play of Morgan Hunt.
The Patriots were led in scoring by Sagester with 19 points including 5 triples; Morgan Hunt had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists; Meghan Downing had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks and Tori Richards had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the win.
Mississinawa Valley was led in scoring Brenna Price with 7 points.
The Blackhawks have a few veteran seniors in Mattie Hiestand, Kennedy Stachler, Madison Townsend and Alison Byram mixed in with a few younger players had a successful start to their season.
They defeated Sidney Lehman 55-32 and was led by Hiestand with 15 points followed by Jocelyn Hoggatt and Brenna Price each scoring 10 in the game.
The Hawks stand at 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the Western Ohio Athletic Conference.
Tri-Village opened the season last Saturday playing Cincinnati Country Day and dug themselves a 15-point deficit in the first half. The Patriots rallied in the second half but came up short falling to Country Day 56-54.
The Patriots are now 1-1 overall on the year and 1-0 in WOAC Play.