Hinton takes down Trinity Christian
HINTON — The Hinton basketball teams had little trouble with Trinity Christian on Tuesday in a War Eagle Conference doubleheader, winning both games by at least 30.
The Class 2A No. 14 ranked Hinton girls bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 62-32 win.
Bailey Boeve was the leading scorer for the Blackhawks with 19 points and led the team with nine rebounds. Next on the team were Aubree Lake and Natalee Junck with 12 points apiece. Ashlyn Reintzel and Ashlyn Kovarna added six points each.
Trinity was led by Maesa Cleveringa’s nine points. She made two of the team’s four 3-pointers. Anna Postma was the only other Tiger with multiple field goal makes as she ended with four points. Makiah De Jager scored seven points which included a 4-of-4 night at the free-throw line.
Hinton improved to 3-1 with the win. It was their first contest in conference action. Trinity fell to 1-2 with the loss.
The Hinton boys won their game by a 78-40 final score, similar to the outcomes of both of last season’s meetings which the Blackhawks won by scores of 77-37 and 78-36.
The Blackhawks jumped out to a 21-2 advantage by the end of the first quarter and cruised to the win. The team got 32 of their points from Carson Peirce. He was very efficient shooting the ball making 12-of-15 shots from the field including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He also made 4-of-5 from the free-throw line. Peirce led the team with seven steals.
Kyle Leary added 11 points as the other double digit scorer. Beau DeRocher added nine points while Karver DeGroot chipped in eight. A total of 10 different players scored points for the team in the win.
Trinity had a pair of double digit scorers as Eli Klein finished with 17 points and Dustin Hoksbergen added 14 points. Klein led the Tigers with five assists. Hoksbergen led the team with seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Hinton improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the conference. Trinity fell to 0-3 with the loss.