Hornets Sting Lions, Capture Region 18 Class “C” Title
The road to the Breslin Center ended in Jonesville Thursday night for the Vermontville Maple Valley Lions as they were stung by the Hillsdale High School Hornets 70-49 in the Region 18 Class "C" title game.
The game began as an even match with the Lions leading 13-12 at the end of the first period. However, the next eight minutes belonged to the Hornets, who put up 10 unanswered points before the Lions scored a basket in the second period. At the half, Maple Valley had closed the gap with the scoreboard showing Hillsdale leading 24-21. However, by the end of the third, the Hornets’ lead had increased to a dozen, 48-36. Though they never gave up, Maple Valley watched as that 12-point lead by Hillsdale continued to increase all the way to the final buzzer.
The top scorers for Vermontville were Luis Martinez with 21-points and Austin Gonser with 10-points.
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