PEDRO, Ohio — River Valley was just 3-of-13 from the free throw line in a 49-39 loss to Rock Hill Tuesday night. The Raiders have not yet won a game in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The first quarter was all about defense. RHHS only had one field goal but went 3-of-4 from the free throw line. River Valley was able to sink a pair of field goals in the quarter, and go into the second period down one, 5-4.
In the second quarter the scoring pace picked up. The Redmen’s Andy Knipp got on track, scoring seven of his team’s 11 points in the period. River Valley’s Aaron Harrison knocked down a three-pointer near the six-minute mark to tie the game at seven. Rock Hill was able to end the quarter on a 9-4 run to take the halftime lead 16-11.
Coming out of halftime the Raiders showed great teamwork getting five players to score in the quarter. Rock Hill, who led by as many as 10 in the quarter, went into the final period leading 30-23.
River Valley made a few come back attempts in the fourth, making it a one possession game twice in the quarter. Rock Hill was just too much on the night hitting 13-0f-17 free throws in the fourth and taking the victory 49-39.
This marks the second win for Rock Hill against RVHS this season, the first coming in Bidwell when RHHS won 52-39.
Austin Lewis had a double-double, 11 points and 17 rebounds, to lead the Raiders. Derek Flint came one-point and one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring nine and pulling down nine rebounds. Ethan Dovenbarger finished with six points, Aaron Harrison finished with five, Trey Noble fouled out and finished with four points, Chris Clemente and Kyle Bays each finished with two points.
Will McCollister led Rock Hill with 16 points, 14 of which came in the second half, and 11 rebounds. Andy Knipp was second in scoring for RHHS with 15 points, and Drew Kidd finished with nine points including 6-of-9 from the line in the fourth quarter.
River Valley returns to action Friday night when it travels to Fairland for a 6 p.m. contest.
Rock Hill 49, River Valley 39
River Valley 4-7-12-16 — 39
Rock Hill 5-11-14-19 — 49
RIVER VALLEY (2-10, 0-6 OVC): Derek Flint 4 0-0 9, Kyle Bays 1 0-0 2, Chris Clemente 1 0-0 2, Trey Noble 2 0-0 4, Aaron Harrison 2 0-2 5, Joseph Lloyd 0 0-0 0, Austin Lewis 4 3-11 11, Ethan Dovernbarger 3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 17 3-13 39. Three-point goals: 2 (Harrison, Flint). Rebounds: 37. Turnovers: 12.
ROCK HILL (7-8, 2-4 OVC): Drew Kidd 1 6-9 9, Will McCollister 5 6-8 16, Evan Morris 0 0-0 0, Austin Collins 0 0-0 0, Trey Wilds 1 2-2 5, Jared Bruce 1 1-2 3, Laden Delawder 0 1-2 1, Andrew Schwab 0 0-0 0, Andy Knipp 6 3-5 15. TOTALS: 14 19-28 49. Three-point goals: 2 (Kidd, Wilds). Rebounds: 27. Turnovers: 13.