Oak Hill blows out Hebron Christian 58-17

Staff Writer

Oak Hill had no trouble disposing of Hebron Christian on Thursday night, as the Raiders jumped out to an early 16-2 lead and never looked back.

Reiley Tate scored the first seven points for Oak Hill, including 10 points in the first quarter, capped by a corner three-pointer to put the Raiders ahead 16-2 with 2:22 left in the first quarter. Bradley Scott had the first two points for Hebron on a layup that made the score 5-2.

Oak Hill led 22-5 at the end of the first quarter, en route to a 43-9 halftime lead. Braeden Triplett led Hebron with four first-half points.

The Raiders would outscore the Eagles 7-0 in the third quarter as Tate would grab a steal and lay it in and Jaden Craven nailed a three-pointer for a 50-9 lead.

Hebron would finally score their first points of the second half with 5:27 to go in the game, as Triplett hit a three pointer to snap a 9-0 second half run by the Raiders.

Oak Hill played with mostly substitutes in the fourth quarter. Aiden McLain hit a three-point basket to stretch the Raiders’ lead to 56-14 with 2:21 left. Zack Corban would drain a long two-pointer for Hebron’s final field goal, while Dash Turman hit one-of-two free throws to make the final score 58-17, in favor of Oak Hill.

“It was good for the team to get everyone playing time,” Bauer said. “Guys were cheering for one another and guys who normally might not get a whole lot of playing time were able to get some last night. I think that is good for team chemistry and team building, without a doubt.”

Oak Hill’s Tate led all scorers with 12 points, while Cooper Hill finished with 11. Daniel Harrington added nine points and Carver Middleton pitched in with seven of his own.

The Eagles were led by Triplett’s seven points, while Turman added four.

Bauer said that he was relieved to have a comfortable win after Tuesday’s one-point overtime win over Columbus Christian.

“You don’t know, energy-wise, how they’re going to come out (after an emotional win), and I was really happy with them,” Oak Hill head coach John Bauer said. “We just needed to come out with a lot of energy, focus, and determination and try to get a big lead.”

The Raiders remain unbeaten on the season at 2-0, while Hebron is still searching for its first win at 0-2.