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Junior High Blue Team Battles But Falls to Central Valley

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The Junior High Blue team were looking to rebound from yesterday’s disappointing performance against Avonworth.

Although the Vikings didn’t win, the compete level and desire were both there but unfortunately Hopewell’s lack of size, especially without Nykyeron Leonora, proved too much to overcome.

Credit though to the Hopewell players who battled hard for the entire 24 minutes.

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1st Quarter Recap:

*Hopewell’s first points came from an in-bounds play as Zack Sampson received a pass and got into the lane for 2 plus the foul.  Hopewell 3-2

*Then right before the 1st quarter buzzer, Josh Gill hits a long 3 from the wing. Central Valley 9-7

End of 1st Quarter: Central Valley 9 Hopewell 7

2nd Quarter Recap: 

*Transition offense as Luke Vukovcan grabbed a rebound and found Sampson who hit a corner jumper. 9-9

Halftime: Central Valley 21 Hopewell 11

3rd Quarter Recap: 

*Defense to offense, Ryan Gaguzis with a steal and them passes to Gill, who hit his second 3 of the game. CV 25-14

*Hopewell continued to work, Andrew Arzberger pulled down an offensive rebound and got fouled shooting. Andrew went on to hit 2 FT’s. CV 27-16

*Sampson comes up with a steal and takes it all the way in for two. CV 31-18

End of 3rd Quarter: CV 31 Hopewell 18

4th Quarter Recap: 

*Gill hits 2 FT’s and finished game with a season-high 8 points.  CV 33-20

*Jackson Yurcina comes in a hits a 3 from the wing. CV 34-22

*Then Yurcina with a nice pass to Braxton Pinto, who scores his first basket of the season. CV 37-24

*Following a Pinto missed shot, Reed Budavich with an offensive rebound and puts it back in for 2. CV 37-26

Final Score: Central Valley 37 Hopewell 26

Hopewell will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Moon. This will be the first time they’ll be playing on three consecutive days.

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