Ravens active defense helps bring home a win against the Wildcats
The Hillcrest Academy Ravens scored a 44-27 victory in their first road game of the season Friday over the Columbus Wildcats. The Ravens jumped to a 15-4 lead after one quarter, only to see the Wildcats cut the margin to six at the half, 23-17. Columbus scored first in the second half before Hillcrest put together a 13-2 run to lead 36-23 after three quarters. The Ravens kept the pressure on with a 9-2 run to open the fourth period and put the game away, as everyone got in on the action.
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “Columbus was patient on offense, forcing us to grind it out on defense. It was good to see us pull away after Columbus got back into the game, as we found a better rhythm at both ends. This was a case of when we are not shooting as well as we’d like, our defense can still be there.”
Hillcrest goes to 2-2 and next plays at Cardinal Tuesday in a non-divisional match-up.