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Bethany advances to championship game

Bethany Christian moves on to face Hamilton in the finals on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Ken Fox
Posted on Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:35 p.m.

HAMILTON — Maria Bontrager scored 22 points and Hanna Hochstetler added 19, as Bethany Christian defeated Fort Wayne Blackhawk, 51-42, to move into the Class 1A Hamilton Sectional title game.

Bethany Christian (9-9) will face Hamilton (4-14) in the finals on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The Bruins (9-9) led by one heading into the fourth quarter, before outscoring Blackhawk 20-12 in the final eight minutes to post the victory.

CLASS 1A

Hamilton Sectional

Bethany Christian 51,

Fort Wayne Blackhawk 42

Bethany — Tori Craw 0, Marie Bontrager 22, Tessa Clark 4, Danielle Weldy 0, Jordan Helmuth 6, Lynea Kaethler -, Catie Kauffman 0, Marisa Marquez 0, Darienne Maust -, Hanna Hochstetler 19, Hanna Yeakey 0. Totals: 18 15-26 51.

Blackhawk — Cassidy Perlich 4, Renee Pulver 13, Courtney Pulver 3, Olivia Byler 6, Anna Henry 4, Gabbie Jolley 4, Mariah Moonen 8, Isabella Coats 0, Megan Lindsey 0. Totals: 14 6-17 42.

Scoring By Quarters

Bethany — 11 12 8 20 — 42

Blackhawk — 11 14 5 12 — 51

3-point goals: Bethany (0); Blackhawk (6) — R. Pulver 4, C. Pulver, Moonen.

Rebounds: Bethany(19) — Hochstetler 7; Blackhawk (30) — Byler 7..

Steals: Bethany (16)— Hochstetler 5; Blackhawk (7) —R. Pulver 3 .

Turnovers: Bethany 13, Blackhawk 14.

Total fouls: Bethany 17, Blackhawk 19

Other Game: Hamilton 49, Lakeland Christian 22..

Records: Bethany Christian 9-9, Blackhawk 5-15.

Next: Bethany Christian vs. Hamilton in Class 1A Sectional finals.



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