WELLSTON, Ohio — It’s tough to beat a team that gets hot from beyond the arc.
Huntington Ross hit eight three-pointers Friday night en route to a 60-39 victory over Ohio Valley Christian during the opening round of the Wellston Big Blue Classic.
The Huntsmen out scored the Defenders 18-to-15 in the opening period and used the momentum to go on a 10-to-2 run in the second period. Huntington led 28-17 at the break.
OVCS scored 12 points in the third period but HHS scored 16 to add to its lead headed into the finale. Ohio Valley Christian scored 10 over the final eight minutes, while the Huntsmen scored 16 to seal the 60-39 victory.
T.G. Miller led the Defenders with 11 points including Ohio Valley Christian’s lone three-pointer, followed by Caleb Mckitrick with 10. Phil Hollingshead and Chance Burleson each finished with eight points, while all of Burleson’s came in the final quarter. Marshall Hood finished with two points to round out the OVCS scoring.
OVCS was 15-of-44 (34.1 percent) from the field, including 1-of-5 (20 percent) from three-point range. The Defenders were 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) from the charity stripe.
Brice Vickers led the Huntsmen with 22 points on the night, followed b y Elijah Shanks with nine, Jacob Kellough with eight and Austin Long with eight.
The Defenders fall to 4-3 on the year with the loss.