Ravens get first win of the season
By Paul D. Bowker/The News
Esther Hughes and Leah Bontrager were sophomores the last time that Hillcrest Academy had scored a win in girls basketball.
More than 22 months had passed.
The winless streak ended last Saturday for the Ravens, and Hughes and Bontrager both had career nights in a 64-15 victory over Rivermont Collegiate.
Hughes scored 39 points on 80% shooting and Bontrager had 10 points.
The Ravens, who had lost their first six games this year after not playing at all last year because there weren’t enough girls to fill a team, had not won a game since February 4, 2020. A big deal? Oh, yes.
“Tonight, kind of getting that monkey off our back, getting that first win, it’s huge for the girls,” Hillcrest coach Mitch Drey said. “We’re confident in team basketball, this gives a lot of confidence.”