Hawks fall to Cedarville in tournament action

Mississinawa Valley plays 3-seed Cedarville to 35-35 second half to close out season

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Mississinawa Valley freshman Cing Scott drains one of his thee 3-pointers to lead the Hawks and all scorers with a game-high 23 points in tournament game with Cedarville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

PIQUA – The No. 25 seed Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks gave the No. 3 seed Cedarville Indians all they wanted in dropping a 66-49 OHSAA DIV tournament game to Cedarville.

Hawks senior, Aron Hunt scores for MV in tournament action with Cedarville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Mississinawa Valley got off to an early 6-5 lead at 4:34 in the opening period before Cedarville would use a 10-2 run to close out first-quarter play with a healthy 15-8 advantage.

The Indians took the second period by a double-digit 16-6 score sending the teams to the break with Cedarville holding a 17-point 31-14 lead.

Bryson Gower drives to the Mississinawa basket for a score in tournament play with Cedarville Indians. (Gaylen Blosse photo)

The Blackhawks battled back with the teams playing to a 35-35 second-half score giving Cedarville a 17-point 66-49 tournament win.

Tanner Liechty brings the ball up-court for the Hawks in tournament game with Cedarville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Cedarville took the third quarter 18-16 with Mississinawa Valley senior Aron Hunt knocking down seven points including a 3-pointer and senior Bryson Gower adding six points for the Hawks.

Ethan Grow handles the ball for Mississinawa Valley in OHSAA tournament game with Cedarville. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Mississinawa Valley freshman, Cing Scott exploded for 17 fourth-quarter points draining three 3-pointers and four two-point baskets with the Blackhawks closing out the season winning the fourth and final quarter of the 2023-2024 season by an 18-16 score over the No. 3 seed Cedarville Indians.

Mississinawa Valley coach, Bryce Hill watches the clock wind down on the 2023-2024 Blackhawks season. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

MV seniors playing their final basketball game for the Blackhawks: No. 3, Bryson Gower; No. 22, Thomas Gower; No. 25, Tanner Liechty; No. 34, Aron Hunt.

Scott led Mississinawa Valley and all scorers with a game-high 23 points including a perfect 2-2 at the free throw line.

BOXSCORE:

CEDARVILLE – T. Cross 19, M. Johnson 16, B. Criswell 15, N. Nan Van Loo 11, J. Miller 5 – TOTALS 22 4-6 6 66

MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – C. Scott 23, A. Hunt 13, B. Gower 8, T. Gower 3, K. Wehrkamp 2 – TOTALS 16 2-2 5 49

3-POINTERS

Cedarville 6 (B. Criswell 2, T. Cross 2, J. Miller 1, N. Van Loo 1)

Mississinawa Valley 5 (C. Scott 3, T. Gower 1, A. Hunt 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

15-16-18-17 66 Cedarville

08-06-16-19 49 Mississinawa Valley