Berlin Hiland had history on its side Saturday, but Arlington made a little of its own. Jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Red Devils never trailed en route to defeating
Hiland 52-37 in
the Division IV state final at Ohio State.
DIVISION IV STATE FINAL
Arlington 52, Berlin Hiland 37
Berlin Hiland had history on its side Saturday, but Arlington made a little of its own.
Jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Red Devils – making their first appearance in a state final – never trailed en route to defeating Hiland 52-37 in front of 5,080 at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center in the Division IV state final.
Hiland was in the championship game for the sixth time in eight years and was in the state tournament for the 12th time overall.
Arlington led 13-4 after the first quarter and grew the lead to 26-10 at half. The Red Devils held their largest lead – 30-10 – with 5:10 left in the third quarter. Hiland never got the lead below 12 in the second half.
The Red Devils put four players in double-figures, led by Dani Heaster’s 13 points. Alivia Recker and Joy Reamsnyder each dropped in 11 points, while Amelia Recker chipped in 10.
As a team Arlington shot 50-percent from the floor (17-of-34) and hit 16-of-21 free throws.
Hiland outrebounded Arlington 34-24 but committed 16 turnovers that led to 18 Red Devil points.
* Player of the Game: Amelia Recker, senior, Arlington…Forward scored 10 points but also had game-highs in rebounds (10) and steals (six). She was 8-of-11 from the foul line.
* Stat of the Game: Hiland shot just 26-percent (13-of-50) from the floor. The Hawks were 3-of-22 from 3-point range.
Photos by Christine Bates (JJHuddle.com)